Austin Davis began outreach for homeless people while volunteering with Arizona Jews for Justice. His work has grown into AZ Hugs for the Houseless.
Austin Davis runs a community organization called AZ Hugs for the Houseless that provides meals and services for the less fortunate. He holds a cookout for individuals in disadvantaged positions at Tempe Town Lake every Sunday. Individuals are provided food, blankets and tents.
Davis, who is also a poet, an Arizona State University student and homeless outreach advocate, is constantly busy and ran late on a recent Sunday because he was picking up a homeless individual who was having a medical emergency.
“He was like, ‘Hey, man, I gotta go to the hospital,'” Davis said. “Both of his hands were all swelled up and his legs were all swelled up.”