Thanks to our supporters, Georgetown Beard Club’s WilCo Strong campaign has been more successful than we had hoped. Because of this, we were able to make an impactful donation to the people at Helping Hands of Georgetown. When we asked how far Helping Hands could stretch the donation, Rebecca Huggins, one of the directors of the charity told me that with our donation Helping Hands could:
- Provide 34 nights of emergency housing for local families;
- Purchase 85 bags of food for the Mobile Food Pantry – providing 85 local families 4-5 meals for one week.
- Provide 850 brown bag meals for Helping Hands’ brown bag program
In addition to providing the services listed above, Helping Hands provides assistance with prescriptions (they have a great relationship with LoneStar), medical appointments, rent, utilities, and campsite rental for local transient citizens and so much more.
It is the middle of May and businesses are slowly starting to open back up. But that does not mean that the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic on our community have disappeared. People are still hurting and in need. Through the efforts of those in our community, we have been able to raise almost 25% of our fundraising goal for our WilCo Strong campaign. If you are feeling generous, please consider contributing to the campaign. We have put together a few options to support the campaign.
You can show your neighbors that you are WilCo Strong by purchasing a yard sign. We also have mini signs good for putting in a car window or for displaying in a store front. We also have t-shirts available. Finally, we have options for those who want to donate to or sponsor the campaign.
Last, but not least, we would like to thank those who have generously sponsored our campaign as well as those who have donated or purchased signs or t-shirts. Special thanks to Landreth Construction, In-Charge Electric, and Grand Endeavor Homes. We would also like to thank the businesses who have continuously supported the Georgetown Beard Club including Texas Outdoor Power Equipment and Mesquite Creek Outfitters.