NAM Receives Grant Funding for Storm Victim Assistance

October 2, 2017

The Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund (HHRF) Advisory Committee has allocated a grant in the amount of $250,000 to Northwest Assistance Ministries (NAM).

The grant from the HHRF, established by Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner and Harris County Judge Ed Emmett and managed by the Greater Houston Community Foundation (GHCF), supplies recipients with funds to be used to provide programs and/or services to those affected by Hurricane Harvey.

To date, NAM has served more than 8,000 in the northwest Houston community affected by the storm, and that number continues to grow daily. In the days immediately following the storm NAM provided emergency basic necessities such as food, water and clothing to thousands in need. NAM has now transitioned into the second phase of recovery, which involves assessing interim and long-term relief needs for seniors, the disabled and families with young children. These needs include shelter assistance, rapid rehousing, employment assistance, medical and transportation needs, as well as other services to help individuals and families stabilize after the storm. These services are costly to provide and the grant from the HHRF will ease some of the burden and allow NAM to help more in need. Flood-related assistance is available at NAM Monday through Friday starting at 8:30 a.m. Assistance is available on a walk-in basis, up to 25 per day, first come, first served. No appointment is necessary.

To make a contribution to NAM’s Relief for Neighbors fund click here.

Northwest Assistance Ministries is a non-profit, community-based social service agency that strives to meet basic human needs through Neighbors Helping Neighbors. NAM provides assistance in areas such as food, shelter, health, education and domestic violence awareness and intervention. During its last fiscal year, NAM touched the lives of more than 114,000 people through its many programs and services.