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Waco Foundation launches Winter Storm Community Relief Fund

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Posted at 12:30 PM, Feb 22, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-22 13:30:37-05

WACO, TX — Are you looking for a way to give back after the winter storm?

The Waco Foundation has partnered with the City of Waco to create the Winter Storm Community Relief Fund to provide support to individuals and families who were impacted by Winter Storm Uri.

The Relief Fund is for residents who don't have resources for basic needs and vital home repairs.

The Waco Foundation said the fund will distribute grants to pre-selected local nonprofit agencies that provide basic necessities like food, electricity and water, and/or low to no-cost home repairs for families in need.

For home repairs, costs for materials will be covered by the Relief Fund and highly-trained volunteers and professionals will conduct needed repairs, according to the Waco Foundation website.

The fund is intended to expand the capacity of nonprofits that are serving the residents of McLennan County.

"One hundred percent of Winter Storm Community Relief Funds will be used to support vulnerable individuals and families who experienced significant hardships, including home damage and increased need for basic necessities."

The Waco Foundation said this charitable fund was created to support "our most vulnerable populations including the elderly and disabled and those with low-incomes."

Support from this fund is for community members who are in "dire situations" and unable to access basic necessities or make vital home repairs.

For low-income community members seeking basic necessities like food, electricity service, water, etc., the foundation said Caritas of Waco has programming in place to distribute resources.

Caritas is one of the partner agencies and will receive additional support from the Winter Storm Community Relief Fund as contributions are received and demand increases.

The Winter Storm Community Relief Fund is managed by Waco Foundation in partnership with the City of Waco.

Updates will be posted HERE.

Donation can be made HERE.