The city of Houston has finally gotten some relief, after tragic photos of their living conditions surfaced on social media. The residents are coping with unexpectedly frigid weather, snow, exploding pipes but rapper/Houston native, Travis Scott has lent a helping hand.
Houston weather conditions pushed Texas Gov. Greg Abbott to make a disaster declaration that was approved by President Joe Biden. The decision provided the residence of Houston with federal financial assistance. Low-water pressure due to exploding pipes motivated the state to issue a boil-water notice.
According to TMZ, on Friday Travis partnered with the City of Houston, Mayor Sylvester Turner, the Houston Health Foundation and the Cactus Jack Foundation, a Connecticut-based nonprofit that supports young people, and brought 50,000 hot meals to Houston residents contending with cold temperatures and electricity black outs and even truckloads with bottles of water.
Residence have been forced to crank up little-used fireplaces and even burn wood furniture when local stores ran out of firewood. Pipes not used to the cold temperatures burst in multiple places, sending water flooding through homes, apartments and college campuses. Residence without electricity were forced to cook meals in the cold temperatures on charcoal grills.
The partnership also involved a parade of local organizations, including The Black Service Chamber, the National Association of Christian Churches and restaurant owners.
The emergency meal program was set to target people in 30 zip codes heavily affected by the winter weather, in particular, seniors, high-risk and/or homebound adults, those with disabilities, families with children under 18, low-income residents and those without work.
We hope that these efforts will assist in getting things back to normal for Houston residence!