HOUSTON- Do you care that Houston was ranked as one of the most uncaring cities in a new survey?
A Wallet Hub survey indicates H-town is 96th out of 100.
The top five most caring cities are:
- Boise, ID
- Lincoln, NE
- Madison, WI
- Anchorage, AK
- Chesapeake, VA
The bottom five for most caring cities are:
- 96. Houston, TX
- 97. Laredo, TX
- 98. Fresno, CA
- 99. San Bernadino, CA
- 100. Detroit, MI
To calculate these rankings, Wallet Hub broke things down into three main categories: Caring for the Community, Caring for the Vulnerable and Homeless, and Caring in the Workforce.
We think Houston is pretty darn generous and so do the community leaders we asked. Brian Green is President and CEO of the Houston Food Bank, so he deals with all three categories.“I don’t buy it from a giving standing. Houston is a very giving city. I don’t buy it from a volunteer, but also I especially don’t buy it from the standpoint of how much Houston will get behind something if they see it will truly make a difference” says Greene.
If you need proof, the food bank was filled with about 300 employees from Shell and the Houston Astros who spent their holiday helping others. “I definitely think Houston is one of the most caring cities,” says Christie Feliz of the Astros.
Scott Arthur with the Star of Hope Mission agrees, “I think Houston should be rated in the top 5. Houston is an incredible giving town, very compassionate. Even in the challenging economic times that we’re experiencing now, Houston gives, Houston cares.”
No matter what Wallet Hub claims, Houstonians know the truth...HOUSTON CARES!