Mobilizing People During the Texas Winter Weather

Texans may be without electrical power, but they are filled with the power to help others. While the Lone Star State reached record-low temperatures, people stepped up to help neighbors, strangers, and friends. Neighbors shared their homes with those without electricity and warming centers opened doors to people needing help. 

We are inspired by those who help one another. To celebrate all the good happening in the midst of the bad, we have collected stories from across Texas to highlight people mobilizing for good.

VOMO Volunteers at OurCalling

VOMO Partner Helps the Homeless During the Texas Winter Storm

Faith-based organization and VOMO Partner, OurCalling, helped the homeless in Dallas escape the bone-chilling temperatures by getting them to the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center, or hotels and shelters.

Volunteer Mobilization

When an 82-year-old veteran in Grand Prairie loses power, his community finds him a generator. A coffee shop donates it’s milk when the electricity goes out and a volunteer organization raises funds to cover the cost of hotel rooms to shelter the homeless.

An Austin resident helped drivers stuck on icy Texas roads. They also helped stranded nurses get to their destinations.

Volunteers Mobilizing in Texas Storm

As power remains out for millions of Texas, warming shelters open to help those suffering find relief from the blistering cold.

Volunteer Mobilization

After Noah’s House in southwest Houston lost power during the intense winter storm, a nearby hotel opened its doors so residents could have somewhere warm to stay.

DMN Article

Texans band together to help one another during yet another crisis.

Houston Restaurant Volunteers

A Houston restaurant owner opens his establishment to those who can pay and those who can’t, as well as people seeking somewhere warm to go. Meanwhile, a South Houston rapper buys hundreds of meals for people outside.

Dallas restaurant volunteers

Restaurant owners, already hit hard by the pandemic, cook without power with the intention of serving food to those living nearby.

Volunteer Drivers

One resident offers rides to first responders and medical personnel while others help those stranded on Texas roadways and offer hot meals to those in need.

National Guard Volunteer Texas

Guardsmen were deployed around the Lone Star State to help man warming centers, as well as assist with welfare checks.

Other Resources

Knowing what businesses are and aren’t open can seem difficult. Media company Dallasites101 has been keeping their social media followers up-to-date on businesses that are open. You can find their crowd-sourced list here.