In February, temperatures in Texas dropped significantly due to Winter Storm Uri, causing millions to face life with no electricity, water or supplies. Weeks after the storm, families are still struggling.
Buckner Children and Family Services was awarded a $20,000 grant from The Dallas Mayor’s Disaster Relief Fund of The Dallas Foundation to help Dallas families recover from the storm and power outages. This is the second round of support from the fund to empower nonprofits to help the local community recover. The relief fund awarded a total of $540,000 to 27 local nonprofits working in disaster relief.
“So many families are still struggling to recover from the week-long storm that brought such frigid temperatures to Dallas,” said Randy Daniels, Buckner vice president of government relations and business development. “This grant will help us provide even more aid and help us shine hope to the families we serve in Dallas.”
The grant will be used to provide humanitarian aid, including food and water, home repairs, and for purchasing appliances damaged due to weather.
“I am thrilled that the Mayor’s Disaster Relief Fund of The Dallas Foundation is able to provide more grants to deserving organizations that are helping Dallas fully recover from the awful winter storms,” said Mayor Eric Johnson. “Our city’s greatest strength is its people. Those who gave to this fund and those who are receiving grants are proof of that. Together, there is nothing we cannot accomplish.”
Grants from the fund for winter storm recovery were made possible by large donations from organizations such the Dallas Mavericks, Kroger, the Siebert Williams Shank Foundation, Myers Financial Corp., the Boston Celtics Shamrock Foundation, the Zierk Family Foundation, the Addy Foundation, the Greater Dallas Taiwanese Chamber of Commerce, and others.