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EASTERN CRESCENT’S PATH TO GET PAST PANDEMIC IS ROUGH

"Woody, who with DVCC has long pushed for better infrastructure, fresh food, and health care facilities in Southeast Travis County, says the agencies that have vaccines to administer "need to make a bigger effort into getting out to the people, going to those communities, instead of having the communities come to them." She and Saldaña both note that in areas that have historically been long neglected, working with the people and groups whom neighbors know is vital to gaining their attention and then their trust. For vulnerable residents in Del Valle, even knowing the dangers posed by COVID-19, making time to get vaccinated isn't high on the priority list, said Woody. "Going to work, feeding their families, that's important to them."

DEL VALLE NONPROFIT DISTRIBUTES MEALS, WATER TO OVER 10K RESIDENTS

March 4, 2021

A Del Valle nonprofit helped over 10,000 East Travis County residents with meals and water following the recent winter storms that impacted Texas.

COUNCIL CALLS FOR MORE AID AS FOOD AND WATER IS STILL LACKING

February 26, 2021

Lack of running water also makes it harder for people to feed themselves at home. Organizations like the Del Valle Community Coalition have helped to coordinate hot meal distribution by restaurants and food trucks. On Monday and Tuesday, the Wholly Cow food truck visited sites in Southeast Austin, where they handed out close to 1,500 meals; for some people, it was the first hot meal they had in more than a week.

AUSTIN FOOD TRUCKS, NONPROFITS SERVE UP MEALS, WATER TO RESIDENTS RECOVERING FROM TEXAS FREEZE

Feb. 22, 2021

Stepping up to help feed the thousands of residents across the region was the nonprofit Del Valle Community Coalition, which deployed a few Austin-area food truck favorites such as Olaya, Wholly Cow and Easy Tiger.

NEW TRAVIS COUNTY GROUP AIMS TO SUPPLY MINORITY COMMUNITIES WITH PPE IN FIGHT AGAINST COVID-19

 Feb 27, 2021

TRAVIS COUNTY, Texas (KXAN) — A new group will launch Saturday with the goal to supply “Black and Brown communities” with personal protective equipment, cleaning, and hygiene supplies.

COALITIONS HOST PPE DISTRIB-BOO-TION AND FLU SHOT EVENT IN SOUTHEAST AUSTIN

Oct 31, 2020

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Several Austin community groups teamed up to provide free flu shots and COVID-19 personal protective equipment on Saturday.
The Austin Latino Coalition and Del Valle Community Coalition held the Halloween-themed event at Ojeda Middle School, located near McKinney Falls State Park.

FOR RESIDENTS OF DEL VALLE, THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC HAS EXACERBATED ALREADY EXISTING INEQUALITY

May 5, 2020

Del Valle Community Coalition, a group that’s been advocating for better infrastructure and services for the last decade. Now, the group is focused on pandemic response. It began distributing meals at Del Valle High School last week as part of a county-supported food access network, a program the group will continue through the end of May.

 

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