Dear Friends of Quantum,
Words are very hard to find to describe the devastation the city of Houston experienced as a result of Hurricane Harvey last month. While the around-the-clock news stories showing the flooding have stopped, the real work to rebuild the city has only just begun.
Estimated costs to rebuild range from $65 billion on the low end to more than $175 billion on the high end. While billions of dollars were donated to disaster relief agencies in the days during and immediately after the hurricane, those dollars combined with FEMA insurance and other government aid are still woefully inadequate to fund the rebuilding efforts, so private donors are stepping in to fill the gap.
Many of our friends and industry colleagues have reached out to us over the past many weeks inquiring how they can help. In particular, people wanting to help seem to be overwhelmed with all the organizations asking for donations, not knowing which ones can be trusted to prudently use the donations.
To help address this need, we established the Quantum Energy Partners Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund through the Greater Houston Community Foundation. The purpose of the Relief Fund is to make grants to organizations providing assistance to the victims of Hurricane Harvey.
Quantum is committed to identifying and conducting thorough due diligence on a multitude of aid organizations to find those making the greatest impact and that are being managed with transparency and integrity. We will focus on addressing specific needs relating to housing, clothing, medical, transportation, religious, educational and child welfare purposes as our community recovers from this historic event. Each organization receiving a grant will be a charitable organization as defined in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
If you have any questions, please contact Rhonda Kallies at email@example.com.
Thank you for caring and helping us rebuild Houston, one life at a time.
Quantum Energy Partners