Thank you so much to the generous contributors for our recovery from Hurricane Harvey. Donors are listed below. The guidelines and funding priorities established by Victoria County United Way for the use of these funds are detailed in the application tab.
We immediately used funds for individuals including: (1) those in need of temporary housing after their home was severely damaged; (2) gasoline cards to drive to the nearest shelter in Corpus Christi; (3) H.E.B grocery gift cards for immediate food; (4) replacement of ruined bedding for children and many other basic needs in the immediate aftermath.
We also provided over $50,000 to other local organizations directly assisting people: (1) $10,000 to Mid-Coast Family Services to assist those individuals and families affected by Hurricane Harvey, particularly emergency housing needs. (2) $10,000 to Golden Crescent Habitat for Humanity to buy materials to repair homes; (3) $8,000 to Community Action Agency for transitional emergency needs including rent assistance when that money had been used to evacuate to a hotel, etc.; (4) $8,200 to the Food Bank of the Golden Crescent for weekend meals for children in Bloomington/Placedo; (5) $5,000 to the Perpetual Help Home which lost 9 bedrooms to damage from trees falling on their home and the resulting flooding of those rooms; (6) $5,800 to the YMCA to provide free afterschool care for displaced children from the Hurricane and (7) $2,000 was given to Communities in Schools to help youth at risk of dropping out of school that lost school supplies and clothing. Additional funds are continuing to be distributed now.
APPLY FOR HURRICANE HARVEY RELIEF FUNDING
(open to qualified 501c3 social service agencies and partner agencies working on disaster relief)
$ 50,000 - Devon Energy and Frost Insurance