Texas Churches of United Methodist Church Awarded $1,050,000 for Harvey Relief

Date Posted: 6/27/2018

Thanks to a $1,050,000 grant from the Rebuild Texas Fund, the Texas Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church will now be able to repair Hurricane Harvey homes in 13 underserved counties.

“The United Methodist Church has been on the ground since day one and we are in this for the long haul,” says Scott Moore, Disaster Response Coordinator for the Texas Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church. “We will continue to rebuild homes across Texas until they are done.”

Through this grant, United Methodist teams on the ground will be able to reach rural counties which until now, have remained largely untouched by recovery. These counties include:  Jasper, Newton, Polk, Tyler, Sabine, San Jacinto, Walker, Waller, Liberty, Grimes, Lee, Matagorda and Austin.

The Rebuild Texas Fund was launched just days after Hurricane Harvey devastated Texas communities. A collaborative project of the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation and the OneStar Foundation, the initiative is dedicated to the economic recovery of hard-hit Texas communities. Funded organizations such as the Texas Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church play a critical role as rebuilding continues in these communities.

“We are grateful for the Rebuild Texas Fund’s dedication and passion for rebuilding and revitalizing communities that have been impacted by Hurricane Harvey,” Moore said. “We will finally be able to get people back in their homes in some of these rural areas that we have been trying to reach.”