Texas: New work order spares refugees’ jobs from coronavirus furlough
Just as the last furlough was to occur due to novel coronavirus restrictions, Nell Green said, the state of Texas emerged with an order for thousands of non-medical grade masks needed by employees working with the public.
She believes she saw God at work recently in sparing the jobs of refugee artisans employed at Threads by Nomad in Houston, Texas. Green and her husband, Butch, are Cooperative Baptist Fellowship field personnel who serve among refugees in the greater Houston area.
Green is co-founder of Threads, a for-profit fashion company. She also co-founded The Off Ramp, the company’s sister non-profit organization.
“This was a godsend moment for us,” Green said of the state’s order, which will keep Threads’ expert tailors earning incomes. “When this happened, it was, like, wow.”
Current customers for the masks are the Texas Network of Youth Services and the Texas Alliance of Child and Family Services, Green said.
“I don’t know how long it will last, but it is a godsend for this moment,” she said […]