TEXAS DISASTER RELIEF FUND

As Texas residents were in crisis – many without electricity, water, gas, and experiencing a food shortage in the midst of freezing temperatures – in coordination with local and community relief agencies, Legacy Collective prepared a comprehensive response and continues to support the rebuilding effort.

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RELIEF FUND PARTNERS

Received $100,000. The largest hunger-relief organization in Texas. Together with 21 member food banks, we reach over 4 million Texans annually with food and resources and engage the state in the fight against hunger.

What they are doing right now:

  • Their network of food banks reaches every county in Texas — making them uniquely prepared to serve as a central point of contact for information, resources, and donations.

Received $100,000. ADRN is comprised of nearly 200 Greater Austin churches and thousands of trained volunteers bringing hope into crisis. ADRN’s network enables and empowers church members to organize, prepare, mobilize, and respond quickly in the event of disaster, great or small.

What they are doing right now:

  • Emergency Transportation Assistance: Mobilizing 4×4/Off-Road vehicles to transport emergency workers, goods and supplies to more critical sites
  • Emergency Warming Shelters: Mobilizing volunteers across 12 warming shelters in the Austin area to provide residents with a warm safe place to stay

Received $100,000. RTH is a core services organization that provides home repairs and modifications at no cost to low-income seniors, U.S. Military Veterans, homeowners with disabilities, and working families impacted by natural disasters in Houston/Harris County.

What they are doing right now:

  • Residents can immediately apply for assistance with emergency plumbing repairs to stop leaks and restore water service

 

Received $50,000. Rebuilding Together Austin provides critical home repairs and accessibility modifications at no cost to low-income seniors, U.S. Military Veterans, people with disabilities and working families. Our vision is safe home and communities for everyone.

What they are doing right now:

  • Homeowners can apply for assistance to make repairs to damages that occurred during the recent storm

 

Received $50,000. The Settlement Home for Children is a licensed nonprofit organization that serves individuals who have experienced severe emotional trauma, abuse and neglect. We provide 24-hour care to help children in foster care access the materials and support they need to restore and preserve a permanent sense of well-being.

This grant will help with the following:

  • The Clothes Closet: a space where residents go to pick out clothes, shoes and other items experienced a collapsed ceiling and flooding due to water pipes bursting. The repairs include new carpet, drywall and insulation.
  • The Warehouse: a structure that includes staff offices and stores donations from the community to be repurposed and sold at The Settlement Home’s Annual Garage & Estate Sale fundraiser, flooded and repairs include fixing the kitchen’s broken water line and replacing the damaged ceiling and cabinets.
  • A Residential Cottage: housing eight adolescent girls and one staff member remains uninhabitable and requires a total demolition and repair of the walls and floors to ensure mold doesn’t continue to grow due to flooding.
    Technology Equipment: some staff members faced costly computer repair and various campus technology equipment was lost due to water damage.

 

Received $25,000. The Family Place has been helping victims of family violence in North Texas since 1978. They provide everything needed to help victims become survivors.

This grant will help with the following:

  • Housing: 65 hotel rooms for an estimated 16 weeks.
  • Transportation: getting children to school and back via rideshare services, women to work, and our staff back and forth between facilities.
  • Meals: providing food for clients to cook in their rooms and bringing in dinner to the hotel that our staff prepares at Ann Moody Place.
  • Staffing: adding additional staffing patterns to cover reconfigured services and operations.
  • Safe Campus Repairs

 

 

Received $127,500. The Sustainable Food Center’s Farmer & Rancher Relief Fund provides direct relief to farmers and ranchers across Texas to help them recover from losses experienced during winter storm Uri. For over 45 years, SFC has supported local, small to mid-sized farms to achieve their business and regenerative farming goals so they can thrive, while increasing access to healthy, local food.

What they are doing right now:

  • Immediate, direct relief payments to farmers who have experienced a devastating impact on their farms and ranches, with a focus on farmers of color, beginning farmers, and farmers whose livelihoods are primarily dependent on their farm income.
  • No cost direct to consumer sales outlets to support farmers in recouping freeze-related losses
  • Investments in relief projects for Black and Brown farmers to support the recovery from the long-term effects of winter storm Uri

**50% of relief funding from Legacy Collective will go directly toward Black and Brown farmer relief

SFC received an additional $27,500 to dedicate a staff member to provide ongoing and direct support to farmers engaged in our Farmers of Color Relief and Resiliency Fund and disaster relief efforts.

 

 

Received $25,000. Wichita Falls Area Food Bank unites their communities to fight hunger with food, education and advocacy.

This grant will help with the following:

  • Replace pre-made boxes that were distributed from their Mobile Pantries (approximately 31,000 pounds of food)
  • Restock & replenish the food bank from the disaster in February to prepare for the next disaster need

Thank You’s from Food Banks

On behalf of our entire organization, I would like to thank you and Legacy Collective for your generous contribution to Feeding Texas and its statewide network of 21 member food banks.

Because of your donation, Legacy Collective helped provide relief and hope to the thousands of Texans left without food, running water, and power by recent winter storm, Uri. This historic disaster only added to the challenge of food insecurity many already struggle with every day.

Through your financial support, we were able to mobilize rapidly, effectively, and come to the aid of our neighbors in need in our tri-county service area within the Rio Grande Valley.

We are thankful for your compassion and steadfast support, during these times of crisis. Your organization has gone above and beyond to help feed Texans in need, and that is one of the most selfless acts of kindness that exists.

– Food Bank of the Rio Grande Valley

We are grateful for Legacy Collective’s generosity and gift through Feeding Texas. With the sun-lit skies and warm weather today, it is almost hard to believe that less than a month ago we were blanketed in snow. And while the final patches have long since melted, we know the effects are still being felt throughout the state.

The North Texas Food Bank has long served our neighbors in times of disaster, and these winter storms were no different. Your support will ensure North Texans will continue to have access to nutritious food. THANK YOU for helping us continue feeding our neighbors in need!

Please share our gratitude with your team! Words cannot express how much this means to us.

– North Texas Food Bank

On behalf of the Board, staff and clients of the West Texas Food Bank, we thank you for the very generous grant to Feeding Texas that will also help West Texans. We feel privileged to partner with Legacy Collective to better the West Texas community.

We are very grateful for the outpouring of support we have seen since the winter storm. It was an incredibly challenging time for many West Texans already struggling to put food on their tables in an economy reeling from the COVID shutdown. Your belief in our mission and willingness to support  efforts to feed our neighbors facing hunger allows us to adapt regardless of what challenges come next.

WTFB truly could not do the work we do without partners like you.

– West Texas Food Bank

This February, record-breaking storms ravaged much of Texas, leaving many of its citizens without heat, electricity, food, and water.  The snow and ice finally melted but the effects remained.

Days without electricity caused even those with food to have to cull things that had spoiled and left many hungry in our community.

We are reaching out to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for donating funds to the Feeding Texas winter storm fund and giving us hope during these unprecedented storms.

With your help, we were able to have an emergency food distribution at our site and reach 295 families with dry goods and produce (over 30,000 lbs of food).  We are overwhelmed by the support that we have received from our community here in Wichita Falls and the United States at large.

– Wichita Falls Area Food Bank

We are so grateful to have been awarded a grant from Legacy Collective through Feeding Texas. Your generous support comes as our community is already struggling to recover from the initial impacts of COVID-19 and then was hit with a deadly winter storm.

During times like these, when so many of our neighbors have lost power and water – including the most vulnerable among us already facing hunger – we are so thankful for partners like you who have shown inspiring generosity.

The East Texas Food Bank has a long history of responding to emergencies and disasters, each of which is different. Support from our friends like you ensures that we can purchase the exact items we need to keep our neighbors fed. We could not do this vital work without generous friends like you.

– East Texas Food Bank

I would like to extend my sincerest thanks to you for your generous gift to the South Plains Food Bank. Your tremendous support has been vital in providing food assistance to the thousands of families across the South Plains affected by the recent and unprecedented winter storms.

Families still grappling with the impact of the ongoing pandemic have been displaced even further by this recent disaster while others are now having to face impossible decisions for the first time in their lives. Do they go without utilities or do they go without food? Thanks to your support, they won’t have to make that choice.

Your caring contribution has helped us to supply food and water to homebound elderly folks, young children surviving off of school meals, and countless other individuals and families that we serve. You have provided them with not only their physical necessities, but also with hope in these difficult and uncertain times.

While many challenges have been thrown our community’s way, your support is yet another example that the South Plains will always prioritize helping their neighbors in whatever way that they can. We are truly Better Together.

– South Plains Food Bank

(For more information about each partner organization and/or to donate directly, please visit their website.)

OUR RESPONSE

We had the privilege of serving those affected by recent natural disasters and crises. With more than half a million dollars in money and supplies, Legacy Collective was able to fund numerous sustainable efforts that went way beyond recovery.

Since then, we have been fostering relationships and working with a handful of local government officials behind the scenes, identifying some of the most vulnerable and least supported communities in the US when it comes to crisis. Need is so different between communities and people groups.

Our goal is simple: to empower local organizations focused on sustainable efforts in ways that maximize philanthropic efforts that won’t have to be redone, undone, or duplicated.

Thank you so much for your help. We love that Legacy Collective is so uniquely positioned to do good. And we’re so thankful for your gift!

All Donations are Tax Deductible

Legacy Collective is a Donor Advised Fund at Pure Charity.

Pure Charity is a tax-exempt, nonprofit organization as described in section 501(c)(3) of the IRS code. Our tax identification number is 27-4586127.

Adequate records will be maintained and made available to the IRS upon request.

In accordance with IRS regulations, no goods or services were provided to you by Legacy Collective or Pure Charity as part of this contribution.

Donations via Check

Legacy Collective’s Fund at Pure Charity
PO Box 1234
Searcy, AR 72145

Please indicate Fundraiser Donation ID FUN463839 on the check memo line.

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