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'Imelda Assistance Fund' established to help flood victims in Houston area

"We have to remember there are people in their living rooms right now thinking, 'What am I going to do?'" County Judge Lina Hidalgo said.

HOUSTON — Mayor Sylvester Turner, Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo and Jim "Mattress Mack" McIngvale announced Monday the creation of an Imelda Assistance Fund.

The trio say the fund has been established to "meet the needs of those who have suffered damage to their homes during Tropical Storm Imelda flooding." 

The fund will be modeled after the one created after Hurricane Harvey.

"We have to remember there are people in their living rooms right now thinking, 'What am I going to do?'" County Judge Hidalgo said.

"The Imelda Assistance Fund will meet the needs of home repair, temporary housing and emergency financial assistance," Mayor Turner said.

Partners like HEB have already donated $150,000. 

The Greater Houston Community Foundation tells KHOU an anonymous donor gave $100,000, as well.

According to a statement, the Imelda Assistance Fund was created in partnership with the Greater Houston Community Foundation, an organization with deep knowledge of the community and expertise in disaster relief charitable work.

The county also announced two flooding recovery centers are now open at: 

Kingwood United Methodist Church
1799 Woodland Hills Drive, Rm. K-105
Kingwood, TX 77339

Grayson Community Center
13828 Corpus Christie St.
Houston, TX 77015

If you'd like to donate to the fund or need assistance, you can find more information at https://ghcf.org/imelda or readyharris.org

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