AOC volunteering at Texas food bank amid weather crisis
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez announced that she helped raised $4 million and counting for Texas
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez arrived in Texas on Saturday to help volunteer at the Houston Food Bank as residents still grapple with the affects of the historic winter storm.
Ocasio-Cortez traveled alongside Congresswoman Sylvia R. Garcia, who represents the Houston region, according to Business Insider.
“We are ready to show you my District and impact of the #TexasFreeze to our most vulnerable. Be ready to roll up your sleeves and work starting at Houston Food Bank,” Garcia said.
Ocasio-Cortez proudly announced that she helped raised $4 million and counting for Texas. The money will assist 10 organizations.
“One of the places it’s going is the Houston Food Bank. I’m visiting Reps. @JacksonLeeTX18 & @LaCongresista with volunteers to pack meals. The bank REALLY needs helping hands,” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted.
Ocasio-Cortez tweeted on Friday ahead of her arrival, “Charity isn’t a replacement for good governance, but we won’t turn away from helping people in need when things hit the fan. People understand that now is the time for collective action and doing what we can with whatever we’ve got.”
Ocasio-Cortez was seen assisting Garcia with food and water deliveries to residents. She also toured the homes of constituents around the city to see the extensive damage caused by the unprecedented weather and subsequent energy crisis.
“Good news, @POTUS has authorized federal funds to help us rebuild,” Garcia tweeted. President Joe Biden declared that the events in Texas were a major disaster and plans to visit the state next week.
“If I can do it without creating a burden for folks, I plan on going,” Biden said.
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