#CreateInPlace Friend Edition: Tamra Jones of H-E-B
This week’s Mid-Week Intermission features our partner and friend Tamra Jones, Public Affairs Manager for H-E-B. As a Texan who helps Texans during the workweek, let’s see what Tamra is tuning in to when she’s off the clock.
Tamra Jones here, from H-E-B. Most days, you can find me working behind the scenes coordinating our Partner volunteer and community engagements. H-E-B is a long-running supporter of the Long Center, where we’ve celebrated our 80th anniversary, hosted our Volunteer Partner Summit, and recognized our signature Women of Distinction Partners. The Long Center will especially always have a special place in my families’ heart because my daughter held her wedding the Kodosky Lounge a couple of years ago.
HERE’S HOW I’M SPENDING MY FREE TIME THIS WEEK
VIRTUAL ZUMBA CON DANITZA
Monday & Wednesday
Danitza keeps us dancing like no one’s watching, but in reaity, we are watching each other shake, shimmy, and hop from Lizzo to reggaeton to salsa. These workouts and this dance network have bonded us together while we stay home and continue to be active. Shout out to Foundation Communities for providing this service for free. P.S. you WILL be sore for 1-2 days after Danitza’s energetic workouts!
Speaking of music and dancing…
DJ MEL’S LIVING ROOM DANCE PARTY
Saturdays on Twitch / 6pm
DJ Mel’s Living Room Dance Party is a chill way to end my workweek and a great way to start the weekend! Plus, it’s described as a “germ-free, non-stop dance mix for you and your loved ones – all in the safety of your own home.” Put away the hand-sanitizer, move the furniture, and tune in. You can also participate by donating to local non-profits and show off your fly dance moves via Zoom!
And another personal long-time favorite…
AUSTIN CITY LIMITS LIVE
I miss live shows! I was able to catch Harry Connick, Jr., at the Long Center right before the shutdown. I loved Lukas Nelson’s show at ACL Live a while back and caught the re-broadcast of the concert last week. Check ’em out and tune in for their next viewing. The sound quality is superb and the behind the scenes insight from Austin City Limits Live staffers is priceless and humorous, too.
In the spirit of Texans helping Texans, we launched a foodie-inspired pilot program to help restaurants during the coronavirus crisis. Through these partnerships, select H-E-B stores sell ready-made meals from Austin locals Ramen Tatsu-ya, Fresa’s Chicken, and Picnik Austin. All proceeds from the sales of these chef-prepared meals will go directly to the restaurants. Find the location nearest you here.
Share what you are up to by using #TexansHelpingTexans
In the spirit of Texas and uplifting our community, we would love for you to inspire others and share how YOU are helping someone else.
Shoutout to our essential workers, first responders, frontline professionals, local restaurants, and our dedicated H-E-B Partners!
Stay healthy and helpful,