EMERGE Harvey Relief Fund

$20,990 of $100,000 goal

Raised by 206 people in 14 months
My name is Trisha Cornwell, and I am the Executive Director of EMERGE, a Houston-based non-profit laser focused on preparing high-achieving students from underserved communities to attend and graduate from the nation's top colleges and universities.

Over the last 24 hours, we have learned that many students and families in the EMERGE program have experienced unimaginable devastation as a result of Hurricane Harvey.  

More than 90% of students in the EMERGE program come from low-income communities across the city and will be the first in their families to go to college.

While everyone in Houston is struggling to figure out how to heal from this storm, we know that the chaos and unknown this has caused will be life-altering for many of the students and families in EMERGE.

Over the next month,  we expect many students will face homelessness, food insecurity and limited access to basic necessities. 

At this time, we believe that more than 200* students in the EMERGE program have been negatively impacted by the storm.

If you are looking for a local family to support, please consider sponsoring an EMERGE family.

**With the funds, we plan to purchase $250/$500/$1,000 gift cards to Kroger, HEB, Randalls/Target/and other stores to meet the need.

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Thank you to all of those who made a donation to support a student in our program. We are incredibly grateful for your generosity. In total, we raised close to 50K for EMERGE students and families.

Because of your support, students can pay rent, buy home supplies, replace furniture, and much more.

Thank you for sending your love to Houston. We hope you will stay involved with EMERGE families in the future.
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$20,990 of $100,000 goal

Raised by 206 people in 14 months
Funds raised will benefit:
Emerge Fellowship
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Houston, TX
EIN: 454077397
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