Grant to provide funding for first responders, frontline workers and PPE

EDINBURG, Texas – July 31, 2020 – The Moody Foundation awarded $250,000 to Hidalgo County to support first responders and frontline workers and to purchase personal protective equipment (PPE).

As Hidalgo County continues to weather the negative impacts from both the pandemic and Hurricane Hanna, the Moody Foundation reached out to help.

“We know that our friends in South Texas have been hit by unprecedented hardships,” said Ross Moody, trustee of the Moody Foundation. “First responders and frontline workers are making tremendous sacrifices to serve their community, and it is our honor to aid their heroic efforts and to provide PPE to keep them safe.”

The timing for the grant has been especially crucial as Hidalgo County responds to recovery efforts following the hurricane.

“We are grateful to the Moody Foundation for this generous donation,” said Hidalgo County Judge Richard F. Cortez. “Dealing with a pandemic in the middle of a hurricane has tested our resources to the limit. This money will assist our first responders by empowering them with more resources to serve our people in need.”

This grant was awarded as part of the Moody Foundation’s recent round of COVID-19 relief grants to continue supporting immediate basic needs and first responder assistance in Texas.

“The Moody Foundation stands with all Texans, and we’re committed to working with our Texas communities who have been hit hard by the pandemic,” continued Moody.


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 Foundation has awarded more than $1.8 billion in grants throughout the state to organizations that have educated, healed, nurtured and inspired generations of Texans. The Moody Foundation continues with a board of three trustees: Frances Moody-Dahlberg, Ross Moody and Elizabeth Moody. Learn more at and follow the Foundation on Facebook and Instagram for the latest updates.

About Hidalgo County
Hidalgo County is home to one of the fastest growing regions in the nation. We provide health and justice to the over 800,000 residents of our county. We strive to be accessible and responsive to our citizens by providing excellent public service through the values of leadership, transparency, fairness, collaboration, respect and fiscal responsibility.

Media Contacts
Kami Lee representing Moody Foundation, [email protected]
Jaclyn Trevino representing Hidalgo County, [email protected]