As our emergency response to shelter and feed people impacted by Hurricane Harvey came to an end, the Red Cross quickly focused on delivering services that would help affected households and communities address unmet recovery needs
To help hard-hit residents rebuild their lives, the Red Cross partnered with local and state governments, nonprofits, faith-based organizations and long-term recovery groups to determine which communities had the greatest needs and how best to meet them.
In addition to the more than $230 million in immediate financial assistance provided during our emergency response, the Red Cross provided additional cash assistance of more than $117 million to more than 46,000 severely impacted households as part of our recovery efforts.
Along with long-term recovery financial assistance, providing targeted grants for community-based recovery has been a cornerstone of our Harvey relief effort. So far, we’ve awarded $60 million — with $57.5 million already disbursed — to partners that are best-situated to meet the needs of vulnerable survivors in hurricane-damaged communities across the Texas Gulf Region.