Harvey Relief Fund provides final grants, nearly $114M total

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HOUSTON, TX – AUGUST 28: People wait for a rescue boat as they flee their homes after the area was inundated with flooding from Hurricane Harvey on August 28, 2017 in Houston, Texas. Harvey, which made landfall north of Corpus Christi late Friday evening, is expected to dump upwards to 40 inches of rain in […]

HOUSTON (AP) — A relief fund established after heavy rain from Hurricane Harvey swamped parts of Houston has provided its final grants in an overall nearly $114 million charitable effort.

Leaders of the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund on Wednesday announced $3 million will be shared by 17 nonprofit groups in the fifth and last round of grants.

Harvey stormed ashore in South Texas in August 2017. Ensuing rain flooded thousands of homes in the Houston area.

Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner and Harris County Judge Ed Emmett set up the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund, which is administered by the Greater Houston Community Foundation. Organizers say the charitable donations helped about 190,000 households through more than 120 nonprofits.

Experts blame Harvey for about $125 billion in damage in Texas.

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