Friendship-West Baptist Church garners support from celebrities and foundations including Will and Jada Smith, The Schultz Family, Shaunie O’Neal, and Beto O’Rourke to continue to serve Texans following the snowstorm
The Social Justice Megachurch Has Received Support from some Celebrities and Foundations Including Will and Jada Smith, The Schultz Family, Shaunie O’Neal, and Beto O’Rourke to Continue to Serve Texans
When the recent winter storms that ravaged across the state of Texas left thousands of North Texas without power, limited access to food and water, and severely damaged homes, Friendship-West Baptist Church, led by social justice activist and senior pastor, Dr. Frederick D. Haynes, III, immediately jumped into action to provide imperative emergency resources. Through partnerships with companies like HelloFresh, Grand Husky Logistics, L’Moore’s Catering, LLC, Record’s BBQ, RJ’s BBQ, A Fresh Approach Catering, Oh Taste and See Catering, Sista Bay B’s Seafood Kitchen, and Gourmet Royale, from last Saturday, February 20 through Saturday, February 27, 2021, Friendship-West provided free food boxes with fresh groceries, as well as hot meals and bottled water to individuals and families. The hot meals were especially important as many Dallas-Ft. Worth families are still without power and access to clean water. In just over a week, Friendship-West has provided meals for more than 10,000 families as well as 3,270 cases of water or 104,640 bottles.
In addition to the food and water provided, Friendship-West is working to provide continued wrap-around services to be an inclusive provider for various needs of families still trying to restore after the winter storms. They have also received support to advance their relief efforts from celebrities and foundations around the country including Will and Jada Smith Family Foundation, The Schulz Family Foundation (owners of Starbuck’s), Shaunie O’Neal, Beto O’Rourke Powered by the People Foundation, and many others.
FRIENDSHIP-WEST BAPTIST CHURCH FEEDS MORE THAN 10,000 FAMILIES AND DEDICATES NEARLY $400,000 TO EXPAND FOOD DISTRIBUTION AND WRAP-AROUND SERVICES FOR NORTH TEXANS FOLLOWING SNOWSTORM AND MASS POWER OUTAGES
DIRECTORY OF PROFESSIONAL COMPANIES AND CONTRACTORS:
In an effort to protect people from falling victim to contractors who prey on citizens during crisis, Friendship-West Baptist Church is also building a directory of professional companies and independent contractors to assist North Texans in repairing their homes, businesses and other property damage due to the winter storms. Companies and contractors interested in being considered for inclusion in this directory of professional partners can use the link below to registers. https://form.jotform.com/210488715803054
DONATIONS TO STORM RELIEF EFFORTS
For more information, please visit https://www.friendshipwest.org.