Many employees have expressed an interest in supporting fellow employees who lost their personal possessions, homes and cars to the storm.
In response, the Houston Health Foundation, which has a long-standing relationship with the city, offered to establish a dedicated City of Houston (COH) Employee Assistance fund to make it easy for you to contribute to your coworkers who have suffered a loss.
City of Houston employees were among the first to respond to the devastation and humanitarian crisis Hurricane Harvey left in its wake. Yet an estimated 2,000 city employees suffered personal losses. Your contributions to this fund will be restricted solely for support of COH employees.
It is through our collective generosity that we can assist our fellow employees. Every bit helps, so thank you for your contribution. Your tax deductible donation will also count toward the Combined Municipal Campaign (CMC) drive in October.
Make donations through October 31. http://houstonhealthfoundation.org/donate/coh-employee-relief-fund
If you have questions about the fund, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 832-393-3714.
The application procedure and requirements to receive assistance will be announced in the coming weeks.
If you have been affected by the flood, you can learn more about other resources available to help at https://houstonrecovers.org/i-need-help.