Houston’s mayor challenges Nirenberg via social media to give out hygiene kits to homeless

Megan Armstrong San Antonio News

Updated 4:02 pm CDT, Thursday, April 16, 2020

Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner  is calling on his fellow Texas leaders, including San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg, to help donate and assemble hygiene supplies to the homeless.

On Wednesday, Houston’s official Twitter account, on behalf of Turner, challenged Nirenberg, Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo and the Houston Rockets’ James Harden to take part in assembling toiletry bags for the homeless.

The city’s communications department was not immediately available to provide comment on whether Nirenberg will respond to the call.

The city is using funds from a $3.9 million federal emergency solutions grant to fund hotel rooms for up to 400 at-risk homeless people and to provide meals, hygiene kits, clothing and information on the virus, according to a San Antonio Express-News report.

Nirenberg also recently worked to distribute supplies with the San Antonio Food Bank.

Madalyn Mendoza covers news and puro pop culture for MySA.com | [email protected] | @maddyskye

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