The Power of ONE- Community First Village- Austin TX
Community First Village (CFV) is a 27-acre master planned community that provides affordable, permanent housing and a supportive community for the disabled, chronically homeless in Central Texas. A development of Mobile Loaves & Fishes, this transformative residential program exists to love and serve our neighbors who have been living on the streets, while also empowering the surrounding community into a lifestyle of service with the homeless.
The Village is a place that enables our homeless brothers and sisters to heal. It’s a place where they can rediscover hope, renew their purpose, and restore their dignity. Most importantly, it’s a place they can call home. Upon its completion, it will house 250 residents.
After hearing many inspirational stories and the vision of CFV from team members that volunteer regularly at CFV, it made our decision easy to choose CFV as our FedEx Cares project. Our day of Caring was spent cleaning out storage units and moving furniture to the village in preparation for the new resident’s homes. We had to reschedule our original project because of a rain storm overnight and into the morning the day of our project.
We had volunteers from Express, Ground, Office and Services who filled 60 Purple Tote Bags with toiletries for new residents that totaled over $600. Although FedEx was there to serve CFV, getting to experience the magnitude of love in this community left us feeling like we were the ones that were truly blessed with our new found friendships. Their gratitude and selfless generosity overwhelmed our hearts.
As the day came to an end we were all touched and inspired by The Power of One community- who has empowered others into a lifestyle of service with the homeless. We look forward to our next Day of Caring with CFV.