HOUSTON – Sept. 25, 2018 – Spring ISD families who were affected by Hurricane Harvey and still have unmet needs, may be eligible for additional assistance through a partnership between Spring ISD and Northwest Assistance Ministries (NAM).
“We know that some of our families are not back on their feet yet,” said Dr. Lupita Hinojosa, chief of school leadership and student support services. “Through this partnership, we’re able to provide additional financial assistance, furniture, minor home repairs and even counseling.”
Last year, the Spring ISD Board of Trustees accepted a $336,900 grant from the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund (HHRF) that was established by Mayor Sylvester Turner and Judge Ed Emmett. Spring ISD entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with NAM to oversee the distribution of the resources supplied by the HHRF grant.
Spring ISD families who are still needing assistance, after already receiving financial aid from FEMA, their insurance company or another disaster relief program, may contact NAM to determine their eligibility for aid.
Informational meetings on continued disaster relief efforts were held in April and May for district employees and parents of Spring ISD students affected by Hurricane Harvey about this opportunity for assistance, but there are still funds available.
For more information, contact NAM at 281-885-4593 or DisasterRelief@namonline.org.