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
Born and raised in Cypress, Texas, Hannah Zedaker graduated from Sam Houston State University in 2016 with a bachelor's degree in mass communication and a minor in political science. She began as an intern with Community Impact Newspaper in 2015 and was hired upon graduation as a reporter for The Woodlands edition in May 2016. In January 2019, she was promoted to serve as the editor of the Spring/Klein edition where she covers Spring ISD and Harris County Commissioners Court, in addition to business, development and transportation news.


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