February 20, 2021      4:47 PM
Texas House GOP Caucus and Democratic Caucus staff team up for water distribution effort in Austin
Another collection is planned for Monday
Thanks to Jordan Wat
and Phillip Martin, the Executive Directors of the Texas House
Republican and Democratic Caucuses, respectively. And shoutout to Adrianne
Fore, who was helping spearhead this effort on the Republican side.
Wat and Martin passed
along this note:
Today, with less than a
day's notice, staff with the Texas House Democratic Caucus and Texas House Republican
Caucus were able to collect and donate 65 full and 56 empty five-gallon water
jugs for distribution throughout the city. The water is going to low-income
apartments in need, a women's shelter, and others who are without water
following last week's historic storm.
We want to give our
sincere thanks to all the offices that showed up on a Saturday to make this
possible. We also know many offices were not able to make it today but would
like another chance to donate. We will have another collection on Monday, and
we invite all House offices, Senate offices, and state agency offices to donate
if they have not already. Additionally, we are sure there are many in the Texas
Legislative community -- including those working in law and consulting offices
downtown and west of the Capitol -- that have some extra water jugs they can
donate to those in need.
We will have another
collection this coming Monday, February 22nd, from 11:30am to 1pm. We ask
everyone to bring the water jugs to 13th and Colorado, where our respective
caucus staff will help with collection. If you can donate water, please fill out this form here
so we can make proper arrangements for distribution.
If you have questions,
please contact Phillip Martin with the Texas House Democratic Caucus (email@example.com),
or Jordan Wat with the Texas House Republican Caucus (firstname.lastname@example.org).