United Way of Greater Houston allocates $100K for Mont Co long-term flood recovery assistance
HOUSTON, Texas - United Way of Greater Houston today announced the organization will invest an additional $100,000 in Montgomery County for long-term flood recovery assistance among the community's most vulnerable residents. The April 2016 flooding affected thousands of Montgomery County residents, with many still struggling with basic needs such as food, rental assistance and housing.
“The needs are great among those hardest hit by the flood and their access to long-term recovery resources remains limited at present,” said Anna M. Babin, president and CEO of United Way of Greater Houston. “Our goal with this additional funding is to help the neediest of individuals, including the elderly, disabled, and low-income families with young children, in addressing their most pressing needs to help them move forward with the process of long-term recovery from April’s devastating floods.”
United Way will work in collaboration with Interfaith of The Woodlands and Crisis Assistance Center to address immediate basic needs and with Catholic Charities to provide case management services and an unmet needs fund that will help families develop recovery plans and access available resources.
Along with Montgomery County, the counties of Fort Bend, Waller and Harris will receive a combined $390,000 in additional funds for long-term flood recovery assistance from United Way of Greater Houston, focused on the most vulnerable flood victims. The additional long-term flood recovery investment, totaling $490,000, was approved by the United Way of Greater Houston Board of Trustees yesterday.
For more than 90 years, United Way of Greater Houston has been a leader and trusted partner in improving lives, tackling key community social issues and making a lasting difference. United Way of Greater Houston, last year alone, touched the lives of more than 2.4 million of our neighbors in the Bay Area and in Fort Bend, Harris, Montgomery and Waller counties. United Way focuses on strengthening our community by developing children and youth to their full potential, creating strong families and safe neighborhoods, sustaining senior independence and rebuilding people’s lives in times of crisis. The United Way of Greater Houston is the best way to make the biggest difference in our community, changing Houston for good. For more information, please visit, www.unitedwayhouston.org.