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We are excited about our collaboration with Gridmates to facilitate energy donations that will help power the Mobile Loaves & Fishes Community First! Village. This 27-acre master-planned community is designed to lift disabled, chronically homeless men and women of Central Texas off the streets into community and home with permanent, affordable and sustainable housing and caring support.

Gridmates is supporting Community First! Village as part of its corporate mission to help end energy poverty locally and globally!


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Donating energy is simple with our partner, Gridmates. Use your credit card or Paypal account to provide energy to our residents.

Your impact is great:  $15 can provide heating, cooling, warm showers, cooking, laundry, and lights to a resident for approximately seven days.

Energy donations may be tax-deductible.

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Energy Costs at Community First! Village

First-year total electricity costs:   $213,000.00
Annual electricity cost/resident:         $895.00
Daily cost for village’s electricity:         $581.00
Daily cost of electricity/resident:             $2.50

“Even at my parents’ house, we struggled to pay the electric bill, and we had to give up on food a few times to do it…Electricity is one less thing we have to worry about while we’re working hard to get our lives’ back on track.” -Ellis Johnston, Community First! Resident