Emergency Relief 

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The Emergency Relief Fund is a restricted fund to provide support during a national disaster and global health crisis like COVID-19 and recent Winter Storm Uri. This fund provides support to HCC for emergency assistance due to financial hardship.


HCC PRESIDENT's COUNCIL LAUNCHES FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN FOR EMERGENCY NEEDS DUE TO WINTER STORM URI

OUR STUDENTS, FACULTY and STAFF NEED HELP after record-setting winter storms have torn apart families and homes across the region.

As we navigate the aftermath of Winter Storm Uri, the HCC Foundation has an Emergency Relief Fund to provide financial assistance for our students, faculty and staff facing economic uncertainty. These funds will help pay for unexpected expenses for their basic needs (like food, housing, and access to technology).

The HCC Foundation thanks the HCC Presidents' Council for their dedicated leadership to establish and generously support this fund to help HCC students and employees that have been affected by the winter storms.

We know so many want to do everything they can to help after a disaster. The best way to support disaster victims in the HCC family is with a financial donation to the HCC Emergency Relief Fund. Financial donations can be accessed quickly to support those affected, and be put to use right away.

If you are able, THANK YOU for considering a gift to meet emergency needs for so many in our HCC family who are struggling to rebuild their lives in the aftermath of Winter Storm Uri.


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The Emergency Fund has also helped many in HCC community impacted by COVID-19 and facing financial challenges. Below is a highlight of how the HCC Foundation is supporting HCC Student Success during COVID-19. ‚Äč

HCC FOUNDATION EMERGENCY RELIEF FUND PROGRESS REPORT (as of 05/20/2020)

Progress Report


HCC FOUNDATION STAFF IS WORKING REMOTELY

Our Foundation team is ready to assist and serve. Contact information for the Foundation team can be found here.

HCC FOUNDATION PROVIDES $70,000 GRANT TO HCC’s SWOOP TO THE RESCUE FUND
We are also fervently working to provide financial support to address our students’ emerging needs; therefore, we provided grants totaling $70,000 to HCC’s Swoop to the Rescue Student Emergency Fund. This fund is designed to provide a stopgap source of financial support to help students avoid dropping out due to unexpected financial barriers. Swoop to the Rescue provides one-time grants to help students with urgent requests related to issues such as healthcare, childcare, housing, and transportation. Undoubtedly, this fund will be critical to our economically vulnerable students and will need to be replenished in the coming weeks and months.  See https://www.hccs.edu/applying-and-paying/financial-aid/emergency-help/.

HCC FOUNDATION BROADENS SCHOLARSHIP RESTRICTIONS
At the same time, the Foundation’s Board of Directors broadened scholarship restrictions to allow current-year awards to pay for tuition, fees, and SUPPLIES (rather than books).  Scholarships can now be used to fund laptop purchases and internet access. The Foundation Board also authorized that additional awards can be made to our current year scholarship students of up to $1,000 to make those purchases if needed.

YOU CAN HELP A STUDENT IN NEED NOW! 

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*If you would like to wire funds, please contact Zandra Henderson at Zandra.henderson@hccs.edu for wiring instructions.

Gifts made to this fund are tax-deductible. 100% of proceeds will go to support HCC. 

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