Committed to a brighter future for children, neighbors and communities.

We consider a healthy neighborhood to be one that is safe, clean, and diverse; one in which it makes economic sense for people to invest and one where neighbors manage change successfully.

We consider a healthy neighborhood to be one that is safe, clean, and diverse; one in which it makes economic sense for people to invest and one where neighbors manage change successfully.

Sounds of Water

Flowing water and swimming pools often make us think of creeks, rivers, and summertime fun. But this winter, these words are how people were describing water underneath their homes. The great freeze from Winter Storm Uri did a lot of damage to older houses in Waco. Pipes froze under peoples’ homes, and then when it thawed, the water started gushing, leading to needed repairs that would cost up to several thousand dollars per home. Fortunately, Wacoans banded together to help one another out. While pipes were still frozen, The Waco Foundation, Grassroots, and Waco Habitat put together a plan to collect funds locally and work with Waco area plumbers to repair homes for families not able to afford this unexpected cost. As the thaw started, we relied on our long-time connections with local plumbers to begin assisting families with their broken pipes. This is one way that Grassroots continues to serve the Waco community in collaboration with other non-profits and community organizations.

THANK YOU WACOANS FOR SUPPORTING OUR EFFORTS – We are NOW closing taking applications as we have run out of funds. – 5/6/21

We are still accepting applications to assist families with broken pipes. Click here to find more information and the application for repairs.

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Grassroots Community Development8 months ago
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Grassroots Community Development8 months ago
Although 2020 has been a difficult year, it has highlighted the need for the commitment to race equity we have seen from several community leaders in Waco over the past few years. Read more about it on our blog:

https://grassrootswaco.org/blog/local-schools-commitment-to-diversity-inclusion-and-equity/
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Grassroots Community Development8 months ago
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