The family of Howard E. Butt Jr. donates $1 million to recovery fund

Posted at 11:48 AM, Oct 18, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-18 14:39:00-04

The family of the late Howard E. Butt Jr. announced on Wednesday a $1 million donation.  The money will support Hurricane Harvey recovery efforts in the hardest hit areas along the Gulf Coast. 

His widow and three children have joined together in a personal contribution to the Coastal Bend Disaster Recovery Group Fund who passed away last year.

“We know no better way to honor our father, Howard E. Butt Jr. and his legacy, than by extending a helping hand to the victims of Hurricane Harvey, along the Coastal Bend of Texas,” Howard Butt III said.

“Corpus Christi and the Gulf Coast have been home to our family for many years.  It's our privilege to support our great HEB Partners and Gulf Coast friends as a strong recovery and rebuilding plan gets underway.”

The Coastal Bend Disaster Recovery Group was established in late 2015 following the Memorial Weekend floods.

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