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Hurricane Harvey Disaster Relief and Recovery Fund

About

In response to Hurricane Harvey, which made landfall on Friday August 25th 2017, Bright Funds has established the Hurricane Harvey Disaster Response and Recovery Fund. This fund is comprised of pre-vetted nonprofits providing disaster response in the region. Through a single tax deductible donation to the Fund, you can support multiple organizations’ initiatives to provide short-term and long-term response and recovery. Our Fund approach is informed by expert and local recommendations from the Center for Disaster Philanthropy. We have initially selected organizations that are on the ground assisting with immediate relief needs, including rescue efforts and medical assistance. The composition of nonprofits in this fund is subject to change as we learn more about the needs on the ground.

Your donation supports

All Hands and Hearts - Smart Response

All Hands Volunteers is operating in Fort Bend County, Harris County and Aransas Pass. Their teams are knee deep in mucking and gutting, mold sanitation, chainsaw work and debris removal. To date a total of 709 volunteers, committing 15,593 hours has completed 161 homes. They are committing to be in Texas for at least two years.

Habitat for Humanity International

Habitat for Humanity is conducting rapid assessments and has an emergency team in the area. Long-term recovery planning is in process for affected communities and affiliates.

Houston Immigration Legal Services Collaborative

There are over 575,000 undocumented immigrants in Houston who were impacted by Hurricane Harvey, all of whom are ineligible for federal disaster relief through FEMA. The Houston Immigration Legal Services Collaborative is identifying gaps in resources for immigrants and refugees and collaborating with partners to determine the best way to fill those gaps. Lastly, they are deploying immigration attorneys to emergency shelters to give consultations on the intersection between disaster recovery and immigration issues.

Direct Relief

Direct Relief works every day throughout Texas helping patients get the medications they need but can’t afford. Working with local health providers in Texas, Direct Relief is providing emergency medical supplies such as inhalers and vaccines, as well as financial support to shelters and community-based clinics so people affected by Hurricane Harvey can receive needed care -- now and in the months ahead.

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Built To Last
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