For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in. Matthew 25:35

Texas got a dose of northern winter this week! News coverage reported the widespread loss of power and water throughout North Texas. While most power has been restored, boil restrictions have made it difficult to obtain water. Store shelves are empty and the need grows daily.

The CEC was unable to open the Food Pantry this week, but CEC President and CEO, Tim Allen, asked the staff to come together and do what we could to help in our community. “Thanks to the Tarrant Area Food Bank and CEC Board Member Saul David, we were able to obtain 140 food boxes and several cases of water,” said Tim. “Staff was able to deliver them to families who have been without water and/or electricity. We are hopeful this will get them through until all services are back to normal.” The CEC also provided water to the residents of Haltom City.

In addition to providing food and water, CEC Property staff has been working daily to help repair damage from burst pipes and help families in our housing stay in their homes. Additionally, We are gearing up with volunteers to bring all services back beginning with our Second Glance Thrift Shop tomorrow and the food pantry on Monday.