Houston Mayor, Others, Help Provide Additional $28.9 Million to Hurricane Harvey Victims
Style Magazine Newswire | 12/1/2017, 8:26 a.m.
Continuing efforts to help victims hit hard by the massive storm, the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund (HHRF) has distributed $28.9 million more in financial aid and services to flood victims in the Houston area. The second round of funding recently to 90 local non-profit groups was administered by the Greater Houston Community Foundation, which oversees the HHRF. The fund was set up in late August by Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner and Harris County Judge Ed Emmett. The foundation hopes to complete the third round of funding by January. As of Tuesday (Nov. 28), the fund has raised $107 million. So far, it has distributed over $36 million to about 118 non-profit groups. The fund will continue to accept tax-deductible flood relief donations through Dec. 31, 2017. Tony Chase, a co-chair of the HHRF, says most of the money will be distributed in the first quarter of 2018. He added that funds are being used to meet needs not being met by government efforts, for the most part.