This holiday season, the CORT Houston community collected socks and provided a holiday meal at Harmony House, a local supportive housing organization.
According to Harmony House, socks are the most requested item to help keep those currently without a place to call home warm during the cold winter months. Aware of this need, CORT set a goal to provide as many pairs of socks as possible to the residents of Harmony House during the holiday season.
With the support of the community, area CORT locations were able to gather more than 300 pairs of socks. In addition to the donations received, CORT donated 100 pairs. CORT representatives placed the donated socks in gift bags at Catholic Charities and distributed them to residents of Harmony House on Wednesday, December 21. For many, this would be the only gift they receive this holiday season.
That same week, CORT provided a holiday luncheon to 20 Harmony House residents living at The Alora Apartments in Houston, Texas. CORT purchased the food for the luncheon and a resident prepared the meal, complete with turkey, ham, dressing, green beans, macaroni and cheese, sweet potatoes, salad and an assortment of delicious desserts.
The residents who live at The Alora Apartments are on a fixed income or on disability, and, for many, this was their only holiday meal. In addition to the residents, Harmony House CEO Meg Pohodich, CORT Regional Manager Todd Shell and CORT Chief Services Officer Preston Witt were in attendance.
The mission of Harmony House, Inc. is to provide quality permanent and transitional housing, medical respite care and primary health care to homeless persons in Texas, through a supportive, drug and alcohol-free community.
Thank you to the Houston community for your support of this worthy cause this holiday season!