Funds will support continued Hurricane Harvey Recovery in Galveston County
TEXAS CITY, Texas (Jan. 14, 2019) – The Moody Foundation awarded $250,000 to support the Galveston County Long Term Recovery Group (GCLTRG) through the Mainland Children’s Partnership. The grant funds labor to repair homes on the GCLTRG’s waiting list when volunteer help is unavailable.
The GCLTRG has expanded its fundraising efforts to ensure continued recovery in Galveston County. One year after Hurricane Harvey, an estimated 10,000 homes still qualify for repair or rebuild in the county.
“With the support from the community and our partners, we’ve already made significant progress in Hurricane Harvey recovery efforts in Galveston,” said Frances Moody-Dahlberg, chairman and executive director of the Moody Foundation. “The Moody Foundation is humbled to work with Galveston County Long Term Recovery Group to ensure the entire community gets back on its feet.”
This grant adds to the Moody Foundation’s Hurricane Harvey financial contribution of at least $1.86 million including an August 2017 $1 million contribution for immediate temporary housing, City of Galveston losses, mental health care, and support for first responders.
The GCLTRG uses private donations, such as those from the Moody Foundation, to help vulnerable and underinsured residents recover from Hurricane Harvey. The recovery assistance provides repairs to homes with damage assessments of 50 percent or less.
“Galveston is near and dear to our hearts,” said Ross Moody, trustee of the Moody Foundation. “Our neighbors are like family to us, and we’ve overcome so much since Hurricane Harvey. With this gift, it’ll provide continued support to rebuild.”
A Dickinson resident will be among the first recipients of this grant.
Galveston County Long Term Recovery Group is a collaborative network that addresses the long-term needs of Galveston County following a disaster. They’re made up of representatives from non-profit, faith-based, civic organizations, and government and business partners working in the county.
About the Moody Foundation
The Moody Foundation was established by W.L. Moody, Jr. and Libbie Shearn Moody in 1942 to share their good fortune and make a difference in the lives of the people of Texas. Since then, the Moody Foundation has made more than $1.5 billion in grants throughout the state to organizations that have educated, healed, nurtured and inspired generations of Texans.