by Marlene Spalten in Giving
Community Foundations of Florida stand with our colleagues in Houston
Community Foundations of Florida stand with our colleagues in Houston as they begin to assess damages from Hurricane Harvey and uncover the full effects of the storm in the days ahead. Here in Florida, we know all too well the damage storms like this can inflict, as well as the impact and depth of immediate and long-term recovery needs.
We are proud that Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner knew he could rely on his Community Foundation’s local expertise and in-depth understanding of the issues his city faces during and after the flooding. Mayor Turner established the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund at the Greater Houston Community Foundation, a 501(c)(3) public charity, to accept tax deductible flood relief donations. Funds collected will be used for the greatest needs of those impacted by the floods as well as schools and charities that are damaged.
Monetary donations are fast, flexible and effective ways to make a direct impact during this time of need. A number of Community Foundations of Florida members are accepting donations to support the GHCF’s Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund and support recovery in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.
How you can help:
Give directly to the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund at the Greater Houston Community Foundation.
If you are a Community Foundation of Tampa Bay fundholder, you can donate from your donor advised fund to the Greater Houston Community Foundation or to another nonprofit providing relief.
Why a Community Foundation?
This video from the Greater Houston Community Foundation shows why it is a vital part of Houston's charitable giving.
Community Foundations of Florida is a member network of Florida Philanthropic Network, a statewide association of grantmakers dedicated to building philanthropy to build a better Florida. The Community Foundation of Tampa Bay is a member of both Community Foundations of Florida and the Florida Philanthropic Network.