LOOKING BACK: How the Spring, Klein community responded to COVID-19 in 2020

In Gleannloch Farms, birthday kids have also received free sweet treats from neighborhood resident Deepak Budhrani, a Great American Cookies and Marble Slab Creamery franchisee. (Courtesy Jenna Ryan Vorhies)
In Gleannloch Farms, birthday kids have also received free sweet treats from neighborhood resident Deepak Budhrani, a Great American Cookies and Marble Slab Creamery franchisee. (Courtesy Jenna Ryan Vorhies)

In Gleannloch Farms, birthday kids have also received free sweet treats from neighborhood resident Deepak Budhrani, a Great American Cookies and Marble Slab Creamery franchisee. (Courtesy Jenna Ryan Vorhies)

While the ongoing coronavirus pandemic presented a slate of new challenges in 2020, Spring- and Klein-area residents and local businesses did their best to support those in need.

Here is a look back at how the Spring and Klein community responded to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Local business and groups shifted operations to produce hand sanitizer and personal protective equipment amid shortages early in the pandemic.

See how Spring, Klein businesses are giving back to health care workers, first responders during coronavirus pandemic

Precinct 4 quilters, church groups come together to sew masks for the frontlines


Champions area Whitmeyers Distilling Co. switches gears from producing whiskey to hand sanitizer

ExxonMobil to produce, donate 160,000 gallons of hand sanitizer across six states including Texas

ExxonMobil, Whitmeyer's Distilling Co. support Spring Fire Department with PPE, meals, hand sanitizer

Local senior living facilities went above and beyond to keep residents engaged with their loved ones while staying safe.

Spring, Klein senior living facilities get creative to help their residents cope during social distancing

WATCH: Avanti Senior Living at Augusta Pines hosts parade for residents, families

Neighborhood parades became the status quo for celebrating birthdays.

How Gleannloch Farms residents are safely celebrating birthdays amid the coronavirus pandemic

Parents across the Greater Houston area stepped up to honor the class of 2020.

Greater Houston area graduating seniors celebrated through online community

Klein ISD parents organize unofficial graduation ceremonies to honor the class of 2020 following cancellations

Local nonprofits answered the call for basic needs as unemployment skyrocketed.

Spring-based Bridging for Tomorrow distributes 1M pounds of food in six months

Northwest Assistance Ministries in need of donations to support biggest Season of Blessings campaign in nonprofit's history

Facebook foodie groups banded together to support restaurants during pandemic-induced closures.

Facebook groups drive support to local restaurants in Northwest Houston areas

Anna Lotz and Adriana Rezal contributed to this report.
By Hannah Zedaker

Editor, Spring/Klein & Lake Houston/Humble/Kingwood

Hannah joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in May 2016 after graduating with a degree in journalism from Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas. In March 2019, she transitioned to editor of the Spring/Klein edition and later became the editor of both the Spring/Klein and Lake Houston/Humble/Kingwood editions in June 2021. Hannah covers education, local government, transportation, business, real estate development and nonprofits in these communities. Prior to CI, Hannah served as associate editor of The Houstonian, interned with Community Impact Newspaper and spent time writing for the Sam Houston State University College of Fine Arts and Mass Communication and The Huntsville Item.