There are few charitable efforts as far-reaching and heartfelt as the Community First! Village in Austin, Texas. Created & sponsored by Mobile Loaves & Fishes, it’s a community of formerly homeless men and women built on 51 acres to give the less fortunate a second chance.
The community offers food and medical care as well as leisure time activities within the construct of affordable housing. Counselors and professionals offer career and mental health support, and residents are given the opportunity to turn their lives around by taking advantage of the community’s offerings to build a rich, fulfilling working and home life.
Mission Critical Facilities International Believes in Community First!
The Mission Critical team visits the Community First! Village often and lends a hand wherever hands are needed. On June 9, 2018, the crew came by to give the gardens and yards some well-needed care – fortunately, we know the rigors of backbreaking work very well, and our previous experience helping out on the grounds allowed us to captain our efforts confidently.
We worked in the vegetable gardens and helped manicure some lawns for the very friendly residents:
The community needs the gardens to ensure they can provide enough food for everyone on a regular basis while still maintaining and upgrading their available facilities and services. We were, of course, more than happy to help bring more nutritious food to those in need!
Our helping hands also pulled weeds from the residents’ yards so they could feel more proud of their homes. We hope to inspire more people to make profound improvements in their lives by building their sense of confidence and self-worth.
It won’t be our last visit; the team loves working with Community First! every time we get together to help. It doesn’t just build our sense of camaraderie – it also helps us integrate into the local community and give back to a city that has given us so much.
Join us next time we head out – an extra pair of hands or two goes a long, long way!