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.
06/21/21 – Thanks to a generous donation from Reliant Energy, an NRG company, we are happy to continue accepting applications.