I Am Waters Foundation

Today is 12.05.2016

Water time! I Am Waters kicks off Austin deliveries with shelter partners Front Steps and Mobile Loaves and Fishes.

Homeless Get Large Refreshing Donation | Austin , Texas | KXAN Austin NBC News

Homeless get large refreshing donation: kxan.com

The extreme heat in Central Texas can be especially hard on Austin’s homeless population, and that’s why Wednesday morning a huge donation landed at two nonprofits.

I Am Waters Foundation donated 76,000 bottles of water to Front Steps, which manages the Austin Resource Center for the Homeless, and Mobile Loaves and Fishes — a group that gives food and supplies to the homeless.

Two years ago Elena Davis started a pilot program in Houston with donating water. It was so successful that this year they expanded it to three cities.

“We try and choose organizations that carry the widest net because 40 percent of the homeless don’t come to the shelter, so we need it delivered in outreach vans,” said Davis, president and founder of I Am Waters.