These funds will be used to help widows and single moms from the immigrant communities from Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Turkey, Palestine and Syria rebuild their homes and lives. These women lost approximately 75% of all their belongings in the devastating flood that accompanied Hurricane Harvey.
We have partnered with a local group in Houston who had relationships in these communities before the hurricane. Right after the water had receded, their team went straight to work hauling out ruined belongings, extracting standing water, pulling insulation, cutting out soggy sheet rock, and drying out their homes.
Immigrants in the neighborhood worked alongside the team members, and expressed their love and appreciation for the team's compassion for them. As they worked side by side, heart-felt relationships were forged and now they talk together as if they are family.
None of these women had flood insurance, and without help they will be hard-pressed to recover. Millennium is thrilled to participate in the team’s next phase through funding the following:
The greater Houston area continues to deal with the catastrophe caused by hurricane Harvey. Millennium is headquartered in Houston which gives us a unique ability to respond to the immediate needs of those who have encountered so much loss from this disaster. Please consider partnering with us financially to help bring relief to Houston's communities. Your gift will go to helping provide for the immediate needs of those affected by this unprecedented event.
We will continue to asses the needs of our city as things develop. The Fund will be used to provide immediate relief and assistance to those affected by the flooding through local groups of people and small institutions with whom we have direct relationships with. Over time, additional available funds may be allotted to groups or needs that are otherwise overlooked by main aid sources and we will seek out ways to fill those gaps. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions about the use of this fund.