Whether the health of our climate, air and water, the guarantee of reproductive rights, or our interdependent relationship with the natural world, the Jacob and Terese Hershey Foundation supports those working boldly toward a healthy, harmonious world for people and nature.

Statement on Houston’s Recent Storms

The board and staff of the Jacob and Terese Hershey Foundation are dismayed by the impacts of the recent storms on greater Houston’s communities. The damage was widespread, and the recovery will take time, particularly in communities with a history of disinvestment that are also burdened by pollution and other environmental injustices. We are grateful to our frontline partners who support their neighbors in times of climate disasters – coordinating disaster relief, ensuring that the most vulnerable are safe and connected with resources, and, importantly, empowering residents to advocate for an equitable recovery and a just transition to a clean energy future.

We encourage you to support the work of the following organizations, trusted partners who are coordinating storm relief and response activities within their communities.

Achieving Community Tasks Successfully/ACTS

Coalition of Community Organizations/COCO

Coalition for Environment, Equity and Resilience

East Harris County Empowerment Council

Environmental Community Advocates of Galena Park

West Street Recovery

In addition, please consider donating to our partners at the Channelview ISD Education Foundation, who are supporting students and staff within the Channelview community.

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