Our office was closed for the evening when we saw Evelyn step off the bus into the pouring rain. She walked to door of the San Antonio Food Bank with two empty suitcases in tow. We welcomed her inside and learned that she had evacuated from Houston by bus with her three young children. Her first floor apartment in Houston was underwater. Everything she owned was lost in the floodwaters, along with her job. Evelyn was hungry and needed to feed her kids. The FEMA-provided motel offered shelter, a microwave and ice bucket, so we filled her suitcases with ready-to-eat foods, peanut butter, bread, apples and milk, along with hygiene supplies and fresh clothing. Evelyn left with tears in her eyes, a bit overwhelmed by the road ahead and grateful for the support her family desperately needed.
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