DISASTER RELIEF STORIES








Testimonials from grant recipients impacted by disasters around the world.
In Texas, the severe winter storm left my family and I without water or lights for four and half days. Our pipes wound up bursting and caused major damage in my home, water flooding our entire apartment. About 4 hours later, after we left to stay with family for the night, another pipe burst and flooded everything again. This grant will help tremendously with recovering things that were ruined in the floods and help to replace food that was lost due to the electricity being out. When unexpected situations arise, and your insurance or finances are not enough, this type of grant really helps.

Jason

 
The reason I applied for this grant was because when the storm hit my family, we were not prepared whatsoever. We had no food for days and any remaining money from our savings went to bills and repairs. We're financially struggling now due to loans being taken out because of broken pipes. Just a few days afterwards my car was completely wrecked in a car accident and i no longer have any guaranteed transportation to get to work. This grant helped me and my family get back in the right direction and allowed me to be able to support my family, after this crisis. This grant award helped me and many others due to how great the impact of the snow storm was. Many others and me experienced loss of basic necessities like transportation due to icy roads, food shortages, or lack of water. This financial assistance greatly helped in repairing my vehicle and allowing me to resume my day to day work schedule.

Jimmy

 
2020 was a tough year for the Gulf Coast with multiple Hurricanes in our area. Hurricane Salley and Zeta came back-to-back. Zeta caused major roof damage, destroyed my fence, and flooded my home. I did not qualify for help from home insurance or FEMA, and was stressed about how I could repair my home without going into serious debt. A coworker informed me of our company's assistance program - I went online and completed the application and, soon after, I was approved. I am very thankful and blessed to work for a company that not only talks about caring about employees, but also demonstrates their willingness to help during very difficult and stressful life events.

Ty

Due to winter storm Uri and the power grid going out, being without electricity caused severe medical issues for my wife. She is on 24-hour oxygen and uses a BIPAP at night, so having no oxygen and no heat was extremely dangerous for her. The emergency tank we had depleted in 12 hours, and there were no replacements to be had as the Dallas area was at a total standstill. This grant allowed us to safely check into a hotel with consistent power.

David

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