ORANGE COUNTY, Texas — The Rebuild Texas Fund awarded more than $2.2 million in grants to three Orange County school districts and a northeast Houston non-profit.
Vidor ISD received a $1 million grant to help with Harvey recovery on behalf of Region 5. Little Cypress-Mauriceville CISD received $500,559 and West Orange Cove CISD
Oak Forest Elementary School and Vidor Middle School are still meeting in portable buildings, Vidor ISD Community Relations Coordinator said in an emailed statement about the grant award.
"This grant is an important part of our rebuilding process as we provide adequate facilities for our displaced students and work to rebuild the two campuses which received flood damage," Andrews said.
The Rebuild Texas Fund has committed to helping areas of Texas hit by Hurricane Harvey to recover, but focuses on smaller communities.
The organization helps with housing, education, childcare, health, small businesses and workforce and transportation issues as well as community and economic development, according to their mission statement.
Missions on Wheels, based out of Magnolia, Texas, received $165,000. The non-profit provides portable showers and living quarters like trailers to non-profit and government organizations helping in disaster-stricken areas at little or no cost to the organization, according to their website.
Missions on Wheels deployed for four months after Harvey in Orange and Port Arthur, according to the organization's website.
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