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November 19, 2017 | The Monitor | Teach for America RGV Helps Bring Federal Grants Across State 

The OneStar Foundation recently awarded Teach for America $728,000 to support its members across the Valley, Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston and San Antonio. This grant is part of $14.6 million given to the foundation by AmeriCorps.

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October 26, 2017 | Copperas Cove Leader Press | Smith Honored At Texas Govenor's Mansion Reception

A retired veteran, Smith works as a volunteer county-appointed Veterans Service Officer for veterans in Coryell County and throughout central Texas. He also serves as the commander of the local Disabled American Veterans Chapter 74 and is a trained small group facilitator through Bring Everyone in the…

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October 16, 2017 | The NonProfit Times | Rebuilding Lives After Harvey, Irma, Jose and Maria

The breadth of destruction has led to the use of new fundraising and response strategies and mechanisms, complementing more traditional crisis-response methods. Social media and technology have made it possible for unique and personal appeals directly to donors…

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October 13, 2017 | Long Island | Mangano Thanks Veterans Organizations For Their Help in Collecting For Hurricane Harvey Relief

Veterans made monetary donations throughout the POW-MIA ceremony, as well as the annual Veterans BBQ picnic that followed. Collections were handled by VVA Chapter 82 and the Military Order of the Purple Heart. VVA Chapter 82 presented a check for…

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October 9, 2017 | Market Insider | Rebuild Texas Fund Team Distributes $2.15 Million

..today they have awarded the first round of funding of $2.15 million from the Rebuild Texas Fund to well-established organizations with a strong track record and a local presence working to help Texas communities recover from the devastating impact of Hurricane Harvey. 

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October 9, 2017 | Houston Chronicle | 16 Community Organizations to get Rebuild Texas Fund Grants

"These are the first awards in this effort," Fey said. "The organizations receiving funds are spread out all through the areas that were impacted by the storm." Many of the awards are to rebuild homes and reopen storm-damaged schools, and to provide support services and programs for displaced residents.

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Septmeber 19, 2017 | MXDWN | Harvey Can’t Mess With Texas: A Benefit and Broadcast for Hurricane Harvey Relief Announced Featuring Paul Simon, Willie Nelson and Bonnie Raitt

After Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma, musicians from all different kinds of genres have partnered up to help those affected by the natural disasters. A telethon called Harvey Can’t Mess With Texas: A Benefit Concert for Hurricane Harvey Relief will take place on Friday, September 22 at the Frank Erwin Center from 7pm-11pm, and broadcast on…

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September 13, 2017 | myStatesman | ‘Harvey Can’t Mess With Texas’ benefit at Erwin Center will feature Willie Nelson, Paul Simon, James Taylor, Bonnie Raitt, Leon Bridges, Lyle Lovett and more

Billed as “the largest live concert benefit in Texas” for Hurricane Harvey relief efforts, the event follows Tuesday night’s “Hand in Hand” national telethon event that included a show with George Strait, Miranda Lambert, Chris Stapleton and others at San Antonio’s Majestic Theatre. Others scheduled to appear at the Erwin Center event include…

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September 13, 2017 | India Times | Wipro to contribute $250,000 to 'Rebuild Texas Fund' 

During the first week of October, Wipro will distribute over 18,000 books to children from low income families in Houston, the company said. Wipro employs over 1,200 people in Texas, with major operations in Dallas and Houston…

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September 8, 2017 | Texas Tribune | Hey, Texplainer: What Assistance is Available to Those Affected by Harvey? 

The Federal Emergency Management Agency is offering aid to people displaced by Harvey, but not everyone qualifies for their assistance. For those still in need of help, there are other options.

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September 1, 2017 | Forbes | Texas Billionaire Michael Dell Pledges $36 Million to Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund

“This is our home,” Dell said in a statement. “And we know that it will take all of us working together, over the long term, to rebuild our Texas communities.” The goal of the Rebuild Texas Fund, which was announced by Texas Governor Greg Abbott, is to raise $100 million to accelerate the long-term…

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September 1, 2017 | New York Times | Michael Dell, Tech Billionaire, Pledges $36 Million in Harvey Relief

His foundation’s pledge will seed the Rebuild Texas Fund, an initiative that will be run with the OneStar Foundation, which coordinates charitable work in Texas…

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September 1. 2017 | CBS Houston | Dell and the State of Texas Announce Rebuild Texas Fund

The Rebuild Texas Fund will be housed at the OneStar Foundation, and the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation will be contributing significant time, money, and expertise to the effort. We believe strongly in measuring outcomes, and so the Rebuild Texas Fund will report out regularly on how the money is being…

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