SAN ANTONIO – The family of grocery giant H-E-B has donated $1 million to help those recovering from the impact of Hurricane Harvey.
The Butt family made the donation in memory of the late Howard E. Butt Jr. as residents of the Texas Coastal Bend recover from the Category 4 hurricane.
Barbara Dan Butt and their three children, Howard Butt III, Stephen Butt and Deborah Dan Butt Rogers, made the donation to the Coastal Bend Disaster Recovery Group Fund.
“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 in a press release.
The Coastal Bend Disaster Recovery Group was established in late 2015 following the Memorial Day weekend floods and follows the best practices of National Voluntary Organizations Assisting in Disaster.
“Corpus Christi and the Gulf Coast have been home to our family for many years,” Stephen Butt said. “It's our privilege to support our great H-E-B partners and Gulf Coast friends as a strong recovery and rebuilding plan gets underway.”
Case managers guide individuals through the FEMA process and work with sponsor organizations to address unmet needs for full recovery. They are focused on addressing the unmet needs for low-income, elderly, disabled or single parent households and U.S. veterans in a seven-county region.
The donation will support the hardest-hit areas along the Gulf Coast, including Aransas Pass, Bayside, Ingleside, Port Aransas, Refugio, Rockport and Woodsboro.