MCCF Funds awarded to help those affected by the severe Winter Weather
The Woodlands, Texas – The recent severe arctic weather that paralyzed much of Texas took its toll on Montgomery County residents. In recognition of the lost wages Montgomery County residents suffered and the extraordinary expenses resulting from the loss of power and broken pipes, the board of the Montgomery County Community Foundation awarded grants to two local nonprofits. This allowed them to act quickly as residents find themselves in financial binds at the beginning of March.
Community Assistance Center received $27,281 to help pay utilities bills, rent or mortgages and other extraordinary expenses for qualified Montgomery County residents affected by the four day shut down. Montgomery County Food Bank received $27,281 to purchase and distribute food. The Food Bank has experienced increased requests for food. Both organizations were selected for their ability to serve large areas across Montgomery County.
Amanda Trapp, chair of Montgomery County Community Foundation, stated that the board saw the winter storm dramatically spike the demand for assistance with such basic needs as housing, utilities, and food for Montgomery County residents. The Community Foundation’s Disaster Recovery Fund was available to help address some of this until other funding sources came forward.
Montgomery County Community Foundation unites donors’ passions with the future by creating legacies that improve the quality of life of Montgomery County residents through scholarships and grants in support of non-profits that tackle a wide spectrum of community needs and interests. Established in 1983 by Reverend Don Gebert and George Mitchell, the Community Foundation has awarded over $2.2 million to Montgomery County residents over more than 30 years, through more than 149 scholarships, 45 hurricane related home repair grants to Montgomery County residents, and more than 497 grants to local nonprofits. Learn more at www.mccfoundation.org.
In response to the severe winter weather that impacted Texas in February, Montgomery County Community Foundation awarded Community Assistance Center $27,281 and Montgomery County Food Bank $27,281 to help Montgomery County residents. Pictured left to right: Montgomery County Community Foundation Board Chair Amanda Trapp, Community Assistance Center Executive Director Jennifer Landers, Montgomery County Food Bank President and CEO Kristine Marlow and Montgomery County Community Foundation President and CEO Julie Martineau.
Source: Montgomery County Community Foundation