Hundreds of care bags donated to Hurricane Laura evacuees in San Antonio
SAN ANTONIO San Antonians are lending a helping hand to Hurricane Laura evacuees. Hundreds of care bags containing food, masks, hand sanitizer, toiletries and a $25 gift card were donated to evacuees in the area, just two days after the storm hit. The drive-thru donation event was held Friday morning at the Blessed Angels Community Center on the North Side. CEO and Executive Director Marion Thomas said when she heard the evacuees were seeking shelter in San Antonio, she knew she wanted to help. Read also:Man killed by tree is first Texas death blamed on LauraFollow KSAT Meteorologist Justin Horne as he reports from the Texas Coast ahead of Hurricane LauraThere are more than 4,000 hurricane evacuees in San Antonio, SAFD says
San Antonio seniors surprised with $100 bill during food giveaway
Published: May 20, 2020, 6:55 pm Updated: May 21, 2020, 11:59 amSAN ANTONIO A San Antonio philanthropist gave away $10,000 to seniors in need. Kym Rapier had already donated a million dollars to feeding the hungry at Blessed Angels Community Center during the coronavirus pandemic. Wednesday, Rapier distributed $100 bills to the first 100 seniors in line for the weekly emergency food giveaway, no questions asked. Marion Thomas, who runs the food pantry and community center, said seniors carry the biggest burden during the COVID-19 pandemic. They have to make the choices daily of should I buy food?.More than 300 families at the giveaway received a trunkload of food, diapers and even pet food.