Faith Mission is lending a helping hand to seniors and workers that have been displaced due to COVID-19 with their utility bills and rent or mortgage payments.
Starting today (Tuesday) through Friday, May 8th, Faith Mission will be providing utility and rent/mortgage assistance to displaced workers and seniors impacted by the coronavirus, through the Neighbors Helping Neighbors Disaster Program.
Faith Mission Executive Director Reverend Randy Wells thanked the Washington County community for its continued support and generosity during this crisis, and asked for its help for employees who have had their hours reduced or been laid off completely.
Rev. Wells said the COVID-19 Community Relief Fund has also provided Faith Mission with resources to provide to City of Brenham and Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative customers. He said Faith Mission will provide assistance as long as there are funds available in this first phase of the relief effort.
Faith Mission CEO J.D. Young said he wants to reach out personally to any businesses who have had to shrink their labor force or reduce hours, in order to help maintain and strengthen local businesses.
The Neighbors Helping Neighbors Program was initially established in 2015 as part of a collaboration between Faith Mission and the Washington County Chamber of Commerce to help businesses in the city and county that were adversely impacted by challenges stemming from the Blue Bell listeria recall and the large drop in oil prices.
Individuals needing help can call the Faith Mission COVID-19 Call Center at 1-800-845-8035, or the City of Brenham/Washington County COVID-19 Call Center at 979-337-8420.