EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Following an inquiry from East Brunswick Mayor Brad Cohen, Mayor Sylvester Turner of Houston, Texas, sent this reply regarding ways to support people during this time of crisis.
Mayor Cohen added that, due to the difficulty of moving around the affected areas, donations of clothes and food were better handled local, but that the giving of cash would be the most helpful way of supporting the people of Texas. Attached is the letter Mayor Cohen received from Mayor Turner.
HOUSTON , TX - After receiving an overwhelming number of inquiries from citizens and corporations who would like to help, Mayor Sylvester Turner has established the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund that will accept tax deductible flood relief donations. The fund is administered by the Greater Houston Community Foundation.
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“We are getting calls from across the country and right here in our hometown, and the generosity of people who understand this disaster is truly amazing,” said Mayor Turner. “Together we can make a difference to those who will need extensive help to get back on their feet once this storm is over.”
Methods to Donate:
Online Credit Card Donations: Visit www.ghcf.org. Online credit card donations will be assessed a small fee, typically 3%, by the credit card companies. Donors have the option of increasing their credit card donations to cover this fee.
Checks/Money Orders: Mail to Greater Houston Community Foundation, 5120 Woodway Drive, Suite 6000, Houston, TX 77056.
Transfer Cash by Wire: Wire To: JP Morgan Chase Bank, N.A.
ABA # 021000021
For credit to: Greater Houston Community Foundation
For further credit to: Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund
For stocks, corporate bonds and other marketable securities, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for your consideration. Your support means a great deal to our fellow Houstonians.