The Humility Project seeks volunteers to help those who are living out of their cars

The Humility Project seeks volunteers to help those who are living out of their cars

VICTORIA, Texas – Around this time of year, The Humility Project works on blessing bags put together by volunteers for the homeless and vulnerable low-income families. 

The Humility Project was started as a way to help those who found themselves living out their cars, including direct outreach.

 “I don’t know if you’ve tried to sleep in your car at night in Victoria, Texas, in South Texas in this heat, but there is no comfort, whatsoever,” said Kim Pickens, director of The Humility Project.

Pickens is a member of the Victoria Area Homeless Coalition, which meets monthly to discuss the needs in the community.

With the COVID-19 pandemic, The Humility Project has chosen to not organize a blessing bags event but still seeks volunteers to help with outreach.

And the need for food donations, including bottles of water, at Christ’s Kitchen, is high.

“The food pantry at Our Saviour’s on Tuesday did serve over 700 people,” Pickens said.

Pickens said she has not seen so much pain and high numbers of families on the streets since the Eagle Ford Shale boom fizzled out in 2013 and 2014. Back then, the number of homeless children in the area rose to 1,200, Pickens said.

“This means something special because when you can actually make people understand that they are loved and they are worthy of dignity when they are so broken, it makes all the difference in the world,” Pickens said.

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