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SAN ANTONIO (Aug. 16, 2018) — San Antonio officials presented a check for $98,000 today to Rockport Mayor Pat Rios to assist with continued relief efforts in the Texas coastal city.
The check was from the Mayor’s Hurricane Relief Fund established last year by Mayor Ron Nirenberg and administered by the San Antonio Area Foundation. The purpose of the fund was to provide support and aid for Texans whose lives were upended by Hurricane Harvey. Now, the funds will be given to the Aransas County United Way to assist those in the city of Rockport who are still coping with the effects of the catastrophic storm.
“Knowing that San Antonio is a city of compassion, it came as no surprise to me when my office was inundated with offers from corporations and average citizens alike with offers of supplies, shelter and monetary donations,” Mayor Nirenberg said.
“Like so many in our nation, our Area Foundation family was profoundly affected by the devastation of Hurricane Harvey. As an organization, we were discussing ways to assist when the Mayor announced his desire to help people after emergency aid was gone. It was our honor to collaborate with Mayor Nirenberg in the establishment of this fund, which will bring relief to hundreds of people who are still lacking basic needs,” said Rebecca Brune, president and chief operations officer for the San Antonio Area Foundation.
Mayor Rios and Rockport City Manager Kevin Carruth expressed gratitude to the San Antonio community for the assistance at today’s City Council meeting.