Hurricane Harvey caused widespread, catastrophic damage throughout Texas and along the Gulf Coast. Fort Bend County experienced devastating floods with 22 percent of the county impacted by high water and 200,000 residents forced to evacuate.
In order to assist with the recovery effort in the community, Fort Bend Forward, a nonprofit 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 George Foundation is providing a match for funds donated to the Fort Bend Forward Harvey Recovery Fund, dollar-for-dollar up to $100,000, through April 1. The George Foundation match funds will be directly granted to nonprofit organizations supporting disaster relief in Fort Bend County. 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 the community.
The mission of the Fort Bend Harvey Recovery Fund is to raise financial resources to disburse to nonprofit organizations serving flood victims in the 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. 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.
To contribute to the Fort Bend Forward Harvey Recovery Found, donations can be made online at www.youcaring.com/donatetofortbendrecovery, 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, TX 77478.