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Helping after Hurricane Harvey
By Neil Steinberg / August 30, 2017 /   Loading Disqus...

Our hearts go out to the people of southeastern Texas. The days, months, and indeed years ahead will be challenging times for the millions impacted by Hurricane Harvey.

If you wish to assist the people of Texas who have been affected by the storm, please consider giving to the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund, established by Mayor Sylvester Turner of the City of Houston and administered by our sister community foundation, the Greater Houston Community Foundation. 

Community foundations are part of the local community, know the needs of the community, and are dedicated to improving the lives of the people who live there. The needs in Texas are great; please consider supporting the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund as it addresses both immediate and long-term needs.

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