TEXAS – It’s Giving Tuesday, the annual day where charity groups ask the public to dig into their pockets to support good causes.
Gov. Greg Abbott posted a list of Texas charity suggestions on Twitter Tuesday morning.
“Please consider giving back to your community on this #GivingTuesday. Every act of generosity counts,” he said in one of the tweets.
Abbott first pointed to Meals on Wheels, the group known for delivering meals to the elderly and people with disabilities.
The organization says it's seen an uptick in the number of housebound clients in need because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
The Central Texas Food Bank was another highlight. That group collects and organizes food donations which are then given to families in need across the region.
This year the organization has had to open several emergency food banks due to increased demand caused by the pandemic.
Abbott pointed to the Texas Restaurant Association’s Restaurant Relief Fund as a way to help people from the restaurant industry, which has been heavily impacted during the pandemic.
The Association said in September following a survey with restaurant owners that half didn’t believe their business would survive the next six months.
He also highlighted Mobile Loaves and Fishes, an organization that helps people experiencing homelessness.
The group is known for creating the Community First! Village, a community in East Austin where formerly homeless residents live in tiny homes.
It’s also home to Dr. Nick Christian, who spoke to Spectrum News 1 in 2019 about why he chose to live in the village despite not having experienced homelessness himself.