Coordinated hubs provide community support in small town Texas

The Texas team hit some of the small towns and sites along the Gulf Coast. In a meeting with the National Nurses Organizing Committee we learned about their rotating deployments in Houston, Beaumont, and Port Aransas. They are setting up medi-clinics and providing triage. The nurses connected us to Becky Moeller, former Communications Workers of America president and the first woman president of the Texas AFL-CIO working out of the Corpus Christi Labor Council (run by her daughter!). Becky organizes with multiple coalitions and is operating a major hub for getting supplies and support to hard hit towns like Refugio, Rockport, & Aransas Pass.

The devastation is immense, and the Border Patrol was crawling all over until Saturday. “What breaks my heart is what the undocumented folks are going through. Folks are intimidated to come out to get support,” Becky told us. They have set up trusted drop off points for people to get supplies.

Ruben Solis with University Sin Fronteras committed to bringing supplies that they specifically requested to a planning meeting next Monday.