By Genesis Rodriguez, Reporter
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:
- For Harris County, go to http://readyharris.org/
- For Montgomery County, go to http://mctxoem.org/
- To apply for FEMA assistance, go to https://www.disasterassistance.gov/
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.
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