From everyone at CPPP, our thoughts and prayers are with all those affected by Hurricane Harvey and its aftermath. The stories, images and reports of devastation are heartbreaking. Yet we are so inspired by the resiliency and good-heartedness of Texans in the face of this unprecedented challenge.
We are grateful for the brave first responders still working around the clock to rescue flood victims, the countless volunteers pouring in to offer help, and the many workers engaged in clean-up and recovery efforts.
We encourage those who are able to donate and volunteer your help.
While this catastrophe has impacted people of all income levels and backgrounds, we ask all of you to consider the most vulnerable Texans, those who will have the most difficulty recovering from the storm. Nearly a quarter of Houston’s population, for example, lives in poverty — approximately 550,000 people. Several of CPPP’s organizational partners who are trusted by communities in Houston have launched the Harvey Community Relief Fund to help meet the needs of low-income communities during the rebuilding process.
Our state has faced difficult challenges before, and we will draw on our strong Texas spirit to recover from this devastating storm.