Dr. Norris maintains an active presence in the local community through both volunteer work and through collecting and delivering donations to local charitable organizations. If you have been inside his Stone Oak office, you have probably seen the collection box where patients can drop off material goods for a number of organizations in San Antonio. Giving back to the community is both an important aspect of Dr. Norris’ business practice and personal life mission. And so it was nothing out of the ordinary for Dr. Norris and his volunteer team when they recently donned some snazzy hair nets, pulled on some latex gloves and set to work prepping paper bag lunches at a local support center for the homeless, Haven for Hope.
Haven for Hope was established in San Antonio in 2005 and has quickly grown into a strong advocate for local Bexar County residents who are experiencing the difficulties of homelessness. The following is a list of interesting facts about Haven for Hope, taken from their website:
- Haven for Hope is the largest, most comprehensive Homeless Transformation Campus in the U.S.A.
- The Haven for Hope Campus is made up of 15 Buildings, on 37 Acres, with almost a half a million square feet of service space under roof.
- On any given night there will be roughly 1600 individuals residing on the Haven for Hope Campus.
- Between 3,500 and 4,500 individuals experience homelessness each night in San Antonio.
- 25% of the homeless are children, half of which are under age 5.
Haven for Hope is always looking for volunteers, donations, financial support, and prayer. If you would like more information on the organization and to find out how you can help homeless citizens in Bexar County, contact Haven for Hope at (210) 220-2100 or check out their VOLUNTEER page on their website.