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Drive by Howdy

Provide services for the unhoused. Help with food stamps, getting birth certificates, and medical services. Tents, food, clothing, and other essentials. The organization has helped to relocate, reestablish, and rehome people.

Today's Balance
$521.09
Estimated Annual Budget
$20,226
Goal
$0
per year

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Top financial contributors

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Anybody

$5,000 USD since Dec 2021

2
andrew malof

$3,300 USD since Sep 2021

3
Incognito

$3,000 USD since Dec 2021

4
Jay Thibodeaux

$2,000 USD since Dec 2021

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Aaron

$1,200 USD since Nov 2021

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Angie Berry

$1,000 USD since Oct 2021

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Alison Young

$1,000 USD since Dec 2021

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Laurie Drucker

$360 USD since Nov 2021

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Tommy George

$300 USD since Dec 2021

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John Young

$250 USD since Dec 2021

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NL

$250 USD since Dec 2021

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The Scott Family

$250 USD since Dec 2021

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Hank Smith and Jeff Goodman

$200 USD since Sep 2021

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Laura Hymes

$200 USD since Dec 2021

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Guest

$180 USD since Dec 2021

Organizations

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Austin Mutual Aid

$45,000 USD since Oct 2021

Drive by Howdy is all of us

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Michelle Joseph

Admin
It is a great honor to be able to serve and ass...

Austin Mutual...

$45,000 USD

Anybody

$5,000 USD

andrew malof

backer

$3,300 USD

Incognito

$3,000 USD

Jay Thibodeaux

$2,000 USD

Aaron

sponsor

$1,200 USD

Angie Berry

$1,000 USD

Alison Young

sponsor

$1,000 USD

Laurie Drucker

sponsor

$360 USD

Tommy George

$300 USD

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Monthly financial contribution to Drive by Howdy (sponsor)

Credit from Alison Young to Drive by Howdy

+$100.00USD
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+$5.00USD
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Credit from Aaron to Drive by Howdy

+$100.00USD
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Today’s balance

$521.09 USD

Total raised

$61,560.43 USD

Total disbursed

$61,039.34 USD

Estimated annual budget

$20,225.91 USD

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News from Drive by Howdy

Updates on our activities and progress.

Urgent Need

Paul and Melissa need help beyond just me having them in a hotel. Their case manager has been dropping the ball in regards to their housing. The case manager has been sick off and on for 2 weeks. Its been a hurry up and wait game. We knew i...
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Published on February 14, 2022 by Michelle Joseph

Progress being made

Recently, I was reminded that we can't judge how we are doing by looking for the finish line. Working in social services it's not about a completed job. Its about celebrating small accomplishments along the way. We've experienced some heart...
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Published on February 4, 2022 by Michelle Joseph

End of the Year Update - Hillary Harris

We are very close to starting working with the program HMIS (Homeless Management Information System). This is what I will be heading and admin of. This system is used by all the social service agencies in town and will allow us to print Ser...
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Published on December 31, 2021 by Hillary Harris

About


Drive by Howdy is a grass roots organization that started October 2020. At first it was just trying to drop off supplies to the unhoused across from Greyhound Bus terminal in Austin, Texas. That morphed into providing clothing, shoes, camp supplies, and a weekly meal.

It was at that point that we realized we needed help. We couldnnt point we were getting people contacting us wanting to help.

Since then we have morphed into about 20 volunteers doing various jobs and tasks. Our main focus/goal is to do what we can for the unhoused today. We are providing assistance getting food stamps and other social services. We're also providing support for those who need to renew their identifications or driver's licenses.

Due to Austin passing Proposition B which made any camping a crime. Many unhoused have dispersed to places unknown. Others are getting some housing. Those that are we are supplying kitchenware, pantry items, and other apartment needs. Our hope for these people is to gain skills, knowledge, and any medical assistance that they may need.

Currently, we are a big supporter of Camp Haven located in Cedar Creek, Texas. There are about 12-15 unhoused people living there in a communal type setting. Everyone has to give 14 hours toward the community. It is a drug free zone. Josiah Ingalls graciously has allowed his 10 acre property to be utilized. He obtained private funds to get electricity at the camp. More work needs to be done and more supplies.

Giving financially to Drive by Howdy is a gift to allow people to regain independence and focus on getting their lives back to a place a productivity.

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Michelle Joseph

Admin
It is a great honor to be able to serve and ass...