HEB Family Donates $1M to Recovery Efforts in Hurricane Disaster Areas

3 years 1 week 5 days ago Wednesday, October 18 2017 Oct 18, 2017 October 18, 2017 2:20 PM October 18, 2017 in Community

SAN ANTONIO – The family of late Howard E. Butt Jr. will be giving a $1 million donation to support Hurricane Harvey recovery efforts.

In honor of Butt Jr., who passed away last year, the family announced the personal contribution will benefit the Coastal Bend Disaster Recovery Group Fund. 

“We knew no better way to honor our father, Howard E. Butt Jr. and his legacy, than by extending a helping hand to the victims of Hurricane Harvey, along the Coastal Bend of Texas,” said Howard Butt III.

The Coastal Bend Disaster Recovery Group is focused on addressing the unmet needs of low-income, elderly, disabled, single-parent households and U.S. veterans.

The donation will support the hardest hit areas along the Gulf Coast, including Aransas Pass, Bayside, Ingleside, Port Aransas, Refugio, Rockport and Woodsboro.

“We are grateful for the Butt family’s contribution and so touched by their generosity,” said Rev. Beth Tatum, president of the recovery group. “Their support will ensure we have the necessary support to readily activate and begin to help our community.”

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