When we received a call the evening of September 1, 2020 about multiple families from Louisiana that were forced to evacuate during Hurricane Laura and ended up in a small motel in La Porte, Texas we knew that JATW had to show up! The next day we went out to visit the families and bring some care package with the essential items, we learned quickly that they needed much more. As it turns out most of these families lived in the same apartment complex and heartbreakingly only have devastation to return to at their complex in Louisiana. With the help of Highpoint Insurance Group in Friendswood, Texas we were able to collect about a weeks worth of food for them to cook in the common area kitchen that the motel was allowing them use. As the community united together we were able to reach our goal and paid for a weeks stay at the motel (FEMA had not processed vouchers for them yet) so that they could get a handle on the next steps of rebuilding their life without having to stress about paying for shelter.
What a blessing it was to meet Chris, the young man in the first picture below - he stepped up as the shepherd of this group, making sure that everyone had food, water, clothes, ensuring no one is left out... he is truly a God given gift. Although Grandmammy (featured in the second picture below) of the group does keep him in line - such sweet people that really just needed a little hope and encouragement.
It was amazing to see people show up and God show off!
JATW delivered 80 rolls of toilet paper to help residents of Sarah's House in Pasadena, TX - an emergency Women and Children's Homeless Shelter
Sarah's House provides food from their pantry to a community in need - Bread was on the top of the list of needs! With partnership JATW provided approx. 30 loaves of bread.
Through generous donations, JATW was able to provide a few essential items like feminine products, pantry goodies and cleaners.
Learn more about Sarah's House - http://www.sarahshouse.org
JAWT was able to provide bleach cleaner, bar soap and razors (coming soon) to a local organization charged with offering assistance and shelter to victims of domestic violence. Learn more about
The Bridge Over Troubled Waters -
During COVID-19 Pandemic, toilet paper has become in short supply with high demand. JATW was able to provide 80 rolls of toilet paper to a local organization offering housing, hope and help for pregnant females in crisis situations. Learn more about Lifehouse Houston -