Non-profits receive help from foundation
By Dawn Burleigh
The Orange Leader
A foundation is helping nonprofit and governmental organizations with support in the hurricane recovery efforts in Jefferson, Orange and Hardin Counties.
The Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund was established by the Foundation for Southeast Texas and has awarded more the $250,000 to fund local projects that will have a significant, positive impact on the community.
Among the 30 organizations receiving the grants were several located in Orange County, including The Salvation Army of Orange.
Salvation Army received a grant for $5,000 to help provide Christmas food boxes as well as toys and clothes for children.
United Christian Care Center of Vidor received $11,600 towards sheetrock and supplies to repair walls and replace doors.
The primary mission of the United Christian Care Center of Vidor is to assist low-income families in the Vidor area by providing free food and clothing to qualified individuals once a month. The Christian Care Center is an all-volunteer organization that is supported by donations from local churches, individuals, and grants. In addition to providing food and clothing, the Center has served as a distribution point for the Entergy fan program. This program provided fans for low-income elderly and disabled individuals.
CASA of the Sabine Neches Region received $10,000 for flooring, cabinets, desks and copier/scanner.
Currently, CASA is located at First Financial Bank, 812 N 16th Street in Orange, as the organization repairs its building from the damages brought on by the flooding during the storm.
CASA of the Sabine Neches Region’s mission is to give a voice to the abused and neglected children in Hardin, Jasper, Newton, Orange, Sabine and Tyler Counties in Texas.
Mauriceville Heritage Society received $7,900 for the community center kitchen, fencing, electrical grid and pavilion repairs.
The Mauriceville Heritage Association is dedicated to:
- Developing strong community connections through our annual festival, and provide the property needed for cultural, academic, athletic and agricultural activities
- Promote positive outcomes for our youth, senior citizens, and families by providing material support to smaller community and family-centered organizations.
- Enhance unique strengths as a community, according to its website.
Heritage House Association of Orange County, Inc. received a grant for $5,160 to make repairs to the damages from the storm to the building.
Heritage Museum of OC is dedicated to preserving, promoting and restoring the heritage of Orange County and surrounding region through Hands-on, Minds-on interactive education, according to the website.
Friends Helping Friends also received a grant for $5,000 to replace flooring.
It’s mission is to provide assistance to those individuals most in need in a way that helps preserve and promote their dignity and self-esteem.
Orange Community Players received $3,500 to replace costumes, properties and set materials after losing everything to the damages from Hurricane Harvey