It’s been a little over two weeks since Hurricane Ike decided to pay the Gulf Coast a visit. Things are slowly returning to normal, though there are still individuals and companies who need assistance. I have received several inquiries about how people who are not necessarily in Houston can help.
Mayor Bill White requested the establishment of The Gulf Coast Ike Relief Fund to help fill unmet human needs for victims of Hurricane Ike primarily in Galveston, Brazoria, Chambers, Fort Bend and Harris counties.
As stated on the website, the money will be granted to those nonprofit organizations that provide immediate relief in the area — that is, shelter and temporary housing, food and household supplies, transportation and child care. It will also try to make whole some damaged child care and social service organizations that may not be able to operate without an infusion of cash before insurance claims are paid. Greater Houston Community Foundation will administer this fund at no cost, so 100% of all donations will go where it is needed.