Date: October 3, 2018
Houston— In September 2018, The American Red Cross awarded The Texas Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church a grant of $1,005,000 from the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund to be used in recovery efforts. This generous grant will be distributed through three disaster area relief centers in Beaumont, Lake Jackson and the Houston Metro area.
These funds will be used to rebuild 67 homes damaged by Hurricane Harvey and will help families in need across the region in the counties of Brazoria, Galveston, Fort Bend, Hardin, Harris, Jefferson, Liberty, Montgomery, Orange, Wharton, and parts of Newton and Chambers. An additional grant award of $52,000 is being used toward unmet needs for people in Liberty County.
“We are grateful for the funds offered by The American Red Cross and elated we can help some of the families who lost so much and need help rebuilding,” says the Rev. Scott Moore, Director of the Center for Missional Excellence with the Texas Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church. “Our team has been blessed to be in a position to guide folks who often don’t know where to begin. To be able to offer assistance and resources, and often hope, is an amazing ministry.”
For media inquiries contact: Mary Linda Portner, Director of Development, Texas Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church 713-818-3101 (cell)
This Hurricane Harvey recovery project was funded in part by a grant from the American Red Cross.