Texanthropy Spotlight: Rebuild Texas Fund

September 22, 2017

This is a trying time for our state as many of our fellow Texans continue to deal with the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. This storm left behind unimaginable destruction. Our hearts ache for the families and communities who have been uprooted by Harvey and who are now left to pick up the pieces and restore their homes. They will be recovering from this tragedy for years to come.

Many Texans have asked me what they can do to help, and I encourage those who can to contribute to the Rebuild Texas Fund.

The Rebuild Texas Fund was established by the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation in partnership with the OneStar Foundation. The fund’s purpose is to help those affected by Hurricane Harvey rebuild their lives, with a long-term vision for the recovery of the affected areas. The fund will support community partners in four initial focus areas – health and housing; schools and child care; workforce and transportation; and capital for rebuilding small businesses.

I have been amazed at the outpouring of support from Texans and Americans. The Dell Foundation pledged $36 million to the fund, and other generous businesses and individuals have also stepped up to the plate, with the total amount raised now over $68 million.

If you would like to contribute to the Rebuild Texas Fund, visit http://www.rebuildtx.org/ or text RebuildTX to 91999.

We know that Texas will come together as a state to rebuild our homes, schools, churches, and towns, and help those in need. Together, we will continue to show the strength, commitment, and resiliency that defines our great state.