Hurricane Harvey caused widespread, catastrophic damage throughout Texas and along the Gulf Coast. Fort Bend County, located west of Houston and recognized as the most diverse county in the nation, experienced devastating floods with 22% of the county impacted by high water and 200,000 residents forced to evacuate. In order to assist with the recovery effort in our community, Fort Bend Forward, a 501c3 charitable organization under the direction of the Executive Committee of the Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce, established the Fort Bend Forward Harvey Recovery Fund.
The mission of the Fort Bend Harvey Recovery Fund is to raise financial resources to disburse to nonprofit organizations serving flood victims in our local community. Funds will be disbursed based on input from the Fort Bend Recovers network of nonprofit organizations and diverse community leaders with no overhead or administrative fees. 100% of all donations received will have a direct impact on the community and donors may request that their individual contribution be directed to a specific city within Fort Bend County, if desired.
If you would like to contribute to the Fort Bend Forward Harvey Recovery Found, donations can be made online or checks can be made payable to Fort Bend Forward (note Harvey Recovery) and delivered or mailed to:
Fort Bend Forward Harvey Recovery
Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce
445 Commerce Green Boulevard
Sugar Land, Texas 77478
The mission of the Fort Bend Forward is to meet the literary, cultural, educational, and health needs of the greater Fort Bend County. Please direct any questions to Keri Schmidt 281.491.0216 or [email protected].
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About Fort Bend Recovers:
Fort Bend Recovers (“FBR”) is a collaborative network that addresses the long-term needs of Fort Bend County following a disaster. FBR will determine the long-term recovery efforts that will be undertaken in Fort Bend County following each unique disaster and outline the Recovery Plan for that specific disaster. FBR will prioritize which needs can be addressed. It is understood that long-term recovery could extend into the months and years following a disaster. FBR is a collaborative network established and maintained on behalf of the individuals, families, businesses, and communities in Fort Bend County to facilitate and implement a coordinated response to disaster recovery needs.
The George Foundation will match funds donated to the Fort Bend Forward Harvey Recovery Fund, dollar-for-dollar up to $100,000, through March 31, 2018 (you decide the date). The George Foundation match funds will be directly granted to nonprofit organizations supporting disaster relief in Fort Bend County, Texas. Since 2016, The George Foundation has granted in excess of $2 million to support local recovery efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey and previous disasters that devastated members of our community.