I wrote a lengthy post recently about our efforts to raise money to help a homeless family here in Austin. In a nutshell, we are raising money to purchase a mobile home, then they will be in a position to pay their own way (lot rent + utilities).
We met this family in July (dad was on the side of the road with a sign), and we've become good friends since then. It's a mom, dad, and 8-year-old boy. The mom was diagnosed with MS two months ago, and their son has special needs. They are striving to get back on track as a famliy in a number of ways. The whole story is here if you want the background: http://actvra.in/MTQ
If you have any interest in helping us get the remaining funds, you can donate here:
If you're looking for a home in the Austin area, you can also visit my primary website at www.austintexashomes.com. Thanks!