Creating positive change for children, families and communities
The Quantum Energy Partners Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund and the Quantum Energy Partners Hurricane Harvey Employee Assistance Fund were established to provide disaster relief and support for various Houston families, communities, and Quantum employees affected by Hurricane Harvey. Quantum, its employees and its friends contributed more than $1.5 million to these funds.
The Relief Fund provided grants to the 12 Houston nonprofit organizations listed below. Combined, this group of organizations helped rebuild community infrastructure, met immediate relief needs as well as provided temporary income for those who were unable to work, lost vehicles, and required home repairs. The Employee Assistance Fund provided relief and rebuilding assistance to those Quantum employees most impacted by Hurricane Harvey.
Thank you to everyone who contributed to the Quantum Relief Fund – your support provided meaningful assistance to Houstonians as the city worked toward recovery.
Agape Development serves Houston with a variety of programs designed to strengthen the fabric of the community. Agape Development has various programs for individuals across the lifespan; offering programs for toddlers all the way to senior citizens.
Quantum’s grant provided financial support to Agape-sponsored individuals who helped complete Hurricane Harvey-related repair projects. These individuals learned valuable skills to carry into future jobs.
The Alley Theatre, one of America’s leading not-for-profit theatres, is a nationally recognized performing arts company. Home to a Resident Company of actors, the Alley creates a wide-ranging repertoire and innovative productions of classics, neglected modern plays, and premieres.
Quantum’s grant helped rebuild the Alley Theatre facility that was completely flooded by Hurricane Harvey.
Attack Poverty is an organization that serves locally, adopting pockets of poverty and launching what ‘Friends Communities’. These are long-term commitments that require mutual relationships and collaborative efforts with local organizations, churches, residents, and stakeholders committed to community transformation. Attack Poverty’s community programs include: in-school student support, after school programs, literacy, Adult GED completion, English as a Second Language classes, job readiness training and home repair.
Quantum’s grant supported efforts around flood recovery repair and rebuilding work in the communities Attack Poverty serves.
Cypress Assistance Ministries
Cypress Assistance Ministries serves individuals and families in financial crisis, those on the brink of homelessness, the elderly, the unemployed and anyone that needs hope for a better future. In faith and partnership with the community, Cypress Assistance Ministries turns stumbling blocks into stepping stones by making resources available to individuals and families facing adversity, providing a helping hand as they regain self-sufficiency.
Quantum’s grant provided people who lost jobs, had work hours cut or had to change employment because of Hurricane Harvey with no-cost employment services.
The Forge for Families
The Forge for Families primarily serves the men, women, and children of Houston’s under‐ resourced Third Ward community. The vast majority of the families the Forge serves live in impoverished conditions, in neighborhoods where drug dealing and crime are visible daily, but resources and facilities for wholesome activities are sparse. Its mission is to enrich the spiritual, educational, vocational, and leadership development of inner city families through mentoring and bringing transforming growth to Houston’s Third Ward community. The Forge offers hope and a future by emphasizing a foundation of personal responsibility, educational excellence, and integrity in its programs for both children and adults.
Quantum’s grant helped repair the homes and/or cars of individuals impacted by Hurricane Harvey.
InterVarsity Christian Fellowship
The purpose of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship is to establish and advance at colleges and universities witnessing communities of students and faculty. Nationwide, more than 35,000 college and university students are involved in an InterVarsity chapter.
Quantum’s grant helped InterVarsity students from around the country travel to Houston to perform Hurricane Harvey relief work.
KaBOOM! is dedicated to bringing balanced and active play into the daily lives of all kids, particularly those growing up in poverty in America.
Quantum’s grant provided the financial support to build a playground at a local elementary school where children can play safely for years to come.
MD Anderson Caring Fund
The MD Anderson Caring Fund provides financial assistance to address temporary needs – securing food and shelter – for MD Anderson co-workers who are displaced by state or federal government-declared disasters.
Quantum’s grant helped provide financial assistance to address temporary needs for MD Anderson employees displaced by Hurricane Harvey to maintain a sense of normalcy.
Team Rubicon’s primary mission is providing disaster relief to those affected by natural disasters, be they domestic or international. By pairing the skills and experiences of military veterans with first responders, medical professionals, and technology solutions, Team Rubicon aims to provide the greatest service and impact possible.
Quantum’s grant supported veterans in Team Rubicon’s Rebuild Fellows Program, training them to gain private-sector construction management skills while also repairing homes damaged by Hurricane Harvey.
Small Steps Nurturing Center
Small Steps Nurturing Center operates two preschools for economically at-risk children living in the First, Second, and Fifth Wards of Houston, Texas. It provides a high-quality education, social and emotional support, a nurturing Christian environment, transportation, and nutritious meals to children ages two through six living in poverty. Small Steps operates five days a week, ten months each year, at no financial cost to the families it serves.
Quantum’s grant helped repair the homes of Small Steps’ students to restore safe, healthy homes where children can better grow and thrive.
Star of Hope
Star of Hope is dedicated to meeting the needs of homeless men, women and their children. Positive life-changes are encouraged through structured programs which focus on spiritual growth, education, employment, life-management and recovery from substance abuse. On any given day, there are approximately 1,000 homeless men, women and children being helped by Star of Hope’s programs.
Quantum’s grant helped rehabilitate families left homeless after Hurricane Harvey.
YMCA of Greater Houston
The YMCA of Greater Houston offer programs, services and initiatives that enable kids to realize their potential, prepare teens for college, offer ways for families to have fun together, and empower people to be healthier in spirit, mind and body.
Quantum’s grant supported rebuilding greenhouses for a Houston refugee community that relies on farming for financial security.