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Lone Star College Extends A Helping Hand to Students and Faculty

By Genesis Rodriguez, Reporter

Graphic Design by Keyla Lerma

With the aftermath of Harvey, many Lone Star College students and their families are looking for resources to help them slowly get back on their feet from this historical event that has hit the city of Houston, TX and surrounding areas.

Lone Star College, in partnership with the Lone Star College Foundation, is providing financial support to full-time employees and students who have suffered losses due to Hurricane Harvey.  

For full time students, you can  apply here

For full time employees, you can  apply here

This is not supposed to replace the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) or any insurance compensation. There is a $1,000  limit. Students and employees must keep in mind that the full $1,000 will be provided in extraordinary circumstances. Most grants will be for less.

There is also an emotional distress aid , to help those in need. To talk to a professional about emotional distress, call the Disaster Distress Helpline at 1-800-985-5990 or text “TalkWithUs” to 66746.

If you experienced property damage, report it and help County officials assess the need locally:

Coast Guard Mutual Assistance (CGMA) is providing support to Harvey victims who are members of the Coast Guard, Army and Navy Marine Corps.

Harris County: Call 713-308-8580 to locate your towed car.

Check whether you’re eligible for disaster relief.

Follow government guidelines on replacing important documents.

You are not alone. Always reach for help when you need it.

Need more information or more questions? Leave a comment down below.


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