Desert Hawks & Crude Food Team Up for Jesus House

by Preston Perez



Headline: West Texas Desert Hawks and Crude Food Team Up to Score a Touchdown for Community Service at Jesus House


Odessa, Texas - January 10th, 2024


The West Texas Desert Hawks, Odessa's premier arena football team, are not only champions on the field but also in the community. In partnership with local restaurant Crude Food, the Desert Hawks proudly volunteered their time at the local homeless shelter, Jesus House, reinforcing their dedication to making a positive impact beyond the arena.


On January 9th2024, players and staff from the Desert Hawks, alongside volunteers from Crude Food, swapped their cleats for compassion as they spent a day at Jesus House. Engaging in various activities to support the shelter's mission of providing assistance to those experiencing homelessness, the team and restaurant staff participated in serving meals, and preparing food.


Team spokesperson Sandra Jordan expressed the organization's enthusiasm for the collaboration with Crude Food, stating, "Partnering with local businesses like Crude Food allows us to amplify our impact. We are grateful for the opportunity to team up with them in supporting Jesus House and demonstrating our commitment to the well-being of our community."


Jermaine Blakely, a passionate member of the West Texas Desert Hawks staff, shared his heartfelt commitment, saying, "Being part of this volunteer initiative is not just about football; it's about the community we call home. I've always believed in the power of sports to bring people together, and helping the homeless through activities like this reinforces the positive change we can achieve when we unite for a common cause."


Crude Food staff member, Gustavo Quezada shared similar sentiments, saying, "As a local restaurant, we believe in giving back to the community that supports us. Collaborating with the West Texas Desert Hawks in this volunteer initiative aligns perfectly with our values, and we are honored to be part of such a meaningful endeavor."


The West Texas Desert Hawks are not only focused on delivering thrilling performances during arena football games but are equally dedicated to fostering a spirit of camaraderie and compassion among their players and fans. This community outreach initiative, in collaboration with Crude Food, reflects the team's and the restaurant's joint commitment to the power of sports and local businesses in inspiring positive change and building stronger, more connected communities.



About the West Texas Desert Hawks:


The West Texas Desert Hawks are a professional arena football team based in Odessa, Texas. Committed to excellence on and off the field, the Desert Hawks aim to entertain and inspire their fans while actively contributing to the betterment of the West Texas community.


About Crude Food:

Crude Food is a local restaurant dedicated to providing fresh, flavorful, and wholesome meals to the Odessa community. Committed to community engagement and social responsibility, Crude Food actively seeks opportunities to contribute to local initiatives and causes.


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