The COVID pandemic and subsequent economic crisis have created more challenges for people experiencing homelessness in Austin. Estimates predict a 45% increase in homelessness nationwide by the end of 2020. Dr. Brendan O'Flaherty, Columbia University. The Homeless are more at risk for COVID-19 and the increase this population will likely prolong the health crisis. StreetSenseMedia.org
Take Heart Masks is proud to announce that we have distributed a total of 5,000 masks for those experiencing homelessness. We would like to thank the community for their support and the countless donations for helping us reach our goal.
The Take Heart Masks Campaign benefited the following organizations:
"HomeAid Austin is thrilled to partner with Take Heart Masks to provide our most vulnerable neighbors with protection against Covid-19, while also raising funds to support HomeAid’s mission of Building New Lives for Austin’s Homeless through housing and community outreach."