HOUSTON, Aug. 29, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- YWCA Houston has served its community for more than 110 years, providing critical services for 2,000 senior citizens every day. Many members of our community and our staff have lost everything. Half of the 21 emergency housing units YWCA provides are flooded.
As the city of Houston continues crisis management efforts, YWCA Houston is dedicated to continuing to do what we do best: meet the unique and changing needs of its community.
That is why YWCA Houston has established the YWCA Houston Hurricane Relief Fund. This fund will be used to help individuals and families begin to rebuild their lives through direct assistance with shelf stable food, furniture, housing and more. Donations will also support YWCA Houston Meals on Wheels programs, YWCA housing recipients, and staff who have been affected and or displaced by the storm. YWCA Houston is a trusted place to direct assistance for survivors of Hurricane Harvey in the days and months to come.
About YWCA USA
YWCA USA is on a mission to eliminate racism, empower women, stand up for social justice, help families, and strengthen communities. We are one of the oldest and largest women's organizations in the nation, serving over 2 million women, girls, and their families.
YWCA has been at the forefront of the most pressing social movements for more than 150 years — from voting rights to civil rights, from affordable housing to pay equity, from violence prevention to health care reform. Today, we combine programming and advocacy in order to generate institutional change in three key areas: racial justice and civil rights, empowerment and economic advancement of women and girls, and health and safety of women and girls. Learn more: www.ywca.org.