Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund

Update – Nov. 6, 2017

As of Oct. 31, 2017, all the funds donated to the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund have been distributed to 732 Texas bankers and their families. The fund is now closed and applications can no longer be accepted.

The Texas Bankers Foundation Board of Directors and the Executive Committees of TBA and IBAT would like to thank everyone who contributed to the fund. More than 2,000 donations were received from banks, bankers, banking associations, customers and other individuals, companies and other supporters. A total of $1,574,030 was raised. These donations came from across the great state of Texas and from every state in the nation.

We have received a number of thank you notes and letters from those who have received a grant expressing their gratitude. We’d like to share one with everyone who donated, “We are truly blessed and appreciate your kind and giving hearts. Words cannot begin to express our appreciation for the help we have received. We pray for blessings upon each of you that give to help others in need.”

UPDATE — Oct. 23, 2017

The Texas Bankers Foundation Board of Directors, with guidance and recommendations provided by the Executive Committees of TBA and IBAT, approved distributing immediate disaster relief payments to more than 600 Texas bankers affected by Hurricane Harvey. The letters and checks to the individual recipients were sent to designated bank management on October 16 & 17 for disbursement.

The Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund has received more than 2,000 donations from Texas, D.C. and 48 other states. There were donations from banks, banking associations, individual bankers and their customers and other banking supporters. A big thank you to all the donors.

UPDATE — Oct. 3, 2017

The meeting of the Executive Committees of TBA and IBAT will be held on Oct. 4. Once the committees have made their decision on how the funds will be distributed, everyone who applied for Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund assistance will be notified. We hope to send checks out by the third week of October; they will be sent to the bank’s management for distribution to the recipients.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the communities affected by the devastation from Hurricane Harvey. We have been in touch with our members in affected communities, but know that it will take some time, particularly in heavily flooded areas, to properly assess the extent of the damage.

Bankers from throughout the state and the nation have been asking what they can do to help. We know it will take a significant amount of money to help the residents and communities recover from the extensive damage. As a result, TBA and IBAT, as well as our partners on the right, have established a fund to help the families impacted by Hurricane Harvey.

We have established the Hurricane Harvey Relief fund through the Texas Bankers Foundation. Donations can be made by credit card or check via the links below. We will absorb all credit processing fees so that 100 percent of every dollar collected will go directly to the relief effort.  

The Texas Bankers Foundation is a 501(c)(3). All corporate and personal contributions are tax deductible.

The Executive Committees of both TBA and IBAT will meet to determine how and to which organizations the funds will be disbursed.