Bank of America in a recent announcement said more than US$2.8mn has been delivered to Gulf Coast nonprofits collectively supporting short- and long-term Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. In addition to the previously announced US$1mn in Hurricane Harvey relief funding, the Bank of America Charitable Foundation committed to nonprofit organisations in the days following the hurricane. An outpour of support from bank employee donations totaling more than US$900,000 was also matched dollar-for-dollar through the company’s Employee Matching Gifts program.

The grants and donations are supporting local nonprofits as they continue to aid communities in their post-Harvey recovery journeys, providing funding where it is needed most to ensure partners have the resources required to best serve the individuals and families in need.

“The support from teammates across the company who were eager to support Hurricane Harvey recovery efforts is inspiring,” said Hong Ogle, Houston market president for Bank of America. “The impact of Harvey is personal to us. We serve our customers across all of these 19 communities, and 2,600 of our employees and their families live and work here. Nine months later, we still have a long road to recovery ahead of us, but Houston, Corpus Christi, and Beaumont are resilient. We will continue to provide financial and human capital to help individuals, families, businesses and our communities get back on their feet to build an even stronger economy.”

Some of the organisations in the 19 impacted communities receiving funding include:

  • American Red Cross
  • Houston Food Bank
  • Rebuilding Together Houston
  • St. Bernard Project
  • Team Rubicon
  • Chinese Community Center
  • Junior Achievement of Southeast Texas
  • Houston I.S.D.
  • Habitat for Humanity International: Habitat Hammers Back
  • San Antonio Food Bank
  • United Way Beaumont and North Jefferson County
  • Boys and Girls Clubs of the Coastal Bend
  • National Council on Aging: Care of Elders