Today we commemorate the three-year anniversary of Hurricane Harvey and celebrate the inspiring progress Texas communities have made toward rebuilding stronger than ever. We invite you to download the three-year recap to learn more about our Hurricane Harvey recovery efforts through the Rebuild Texas Fund.
The OneStar Foundation is honored and humbled to continue the work conceived by the Rebuild Texas Fund in partnership with the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation.
Three years ago, it was hard to imagine where we would be today. The impact of Hurricane Harvey was so devastating and far-reaching, yet in its wake, communities have come together like never before. We are truly a nation of helpers, with strangers showing up like neighbors to take care of one another, rebuild homes, reopen businesses, and create a new beginning.
It gives me hope to see how far we’ve come. Together, we are creating stronger and more resilient communities.With our 40-year history of supporting the nonprofit sector and local communities in Texas, including during times of disaster, we will build upon the legacy created through this partnership to revive Texas and transform communities.
The Rebuild Texas Fund was built on collaboration from the beginning, and this spirit of partnership has been at the heart of every project along the way. It takes more than one set of hands to construct a home, to build a ballpark, to open the doors of a small business. In partnership with the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation, and with the support of Governor Abbott and First Lady Cecilia Abbott, it has been deeply inspiring to serve as part of such a powerful collective effort. The devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey required a Texas-sized response, one that could only be achieved together.
The OneStar Foundation is eager to embark on another chapter of the incredible work begun. Although the funds for Harvey have all been deployed into communities, we’ll continue to support and sustain the work alongside those communities, applying the important lessons learned. Thank you for the opportunity.
President & CEO