When I moved to Texas from Missouri, I thought I had said farewell to the ice and frigid temperatures that are synonymous with winter. While the winter storm Uri proved me wrong, it also proved that Texans are resilient, resourceful, and above all kind. With our staff, volunteers, and seniors, this was especially true. Before we even adjusted deliveries, seniors called, worried about our drivers to say, “Don’t deliver my meals, I’ll be fine!” Volunteers and staff, worried about the seniors in turn, called to make sure they were each ok as the freezing weather extended through the week. And after, our case managers connected seniors needing everything from bottled water to a place to stay with exactly that.
The embodiment of true community – neighbor helping neighbor – shown bright through the power outages and brought warmth where there was none. This is the Fort Bend Seniors’ family. Whether in times of disaster or just getting through daily struggles, we walk alongside the seniors we serve, ensuring they have the resources they need to live each day with dignity and the knowledge that they are never alone. You are a part of that family, and whether you’ve reached out to volunteer or make a personal contribution, I am so grateful for your gift of help. The need continues to grow – already this year we’ve welcomed 119 new seniors to our family.
Thank you for helping us offer light, warmth, and nourishment to each one.
COVID-19 Call Centers
Texas Department of State Health Services has a dedicated call center to answer your COVID-19 related questions or concerns. The call center is available Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. For more information, please call 1-877-570-9779.
Fort Bend County Health & Human Services has established a call center for your COVID-19 related questions or concerns. The call center is available Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. General Public Line: 281-633-7795 and Physician and Community Partner Line: 281-344-6118.