As East Montgomery County residents work to pick up the pieces left behind by Tropical Storm Imelda, the East Montgomery County Improvement District deployed the EMCID CAREavan last week to provide hot meals to residents in the worst affected neighborhoods.
For those who flooded, it will take time for everything to return to normalcy. Homeowners whose residences flooded are assessing the damage, cleaning out furniture, cabinets, clothing, sheetrock and memories. EMCID would like to take at least one burden off their shoulders — meals.
EMCID is once again partnering with Hometown Chef, a catering company, to drive into neighborhoods in East Montgomery County severely damaged by the floodwaters and provide hot meals via the EMCID CAREavan.
“We’ve found our community in a situation where we can help,” said Frank McCrady, EMCID President/CEO. “We’re in this together; we’ll provide meals for as long as we need to.”
Currently, the plan is to serve 100 meals for lunch and 100 meals for dinner to those in need on specific routes. Once the routes are finalized, the CAREavan’s destinations will be announced on EMCID’s social media pages, facebook.com/EMCID, twitter.com/EMCIDTX, and its webpage, emctx.com/recovery to let residents in those neighborhoods know food is on the way.
EMCID deployed the CAREavan for the first time during the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey in 2017, providing more than 10,000 meals over the course of two months.