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Harvey Recovery Fair to Assist Spanish-Speaking and Immigrant Community

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October 18, 2017

Harvey Recovery Fair to Assist Spanish-Speaking and Immigrant Community

(Houston, Texas) – Harris County and BakerRipley invite residents affected by Hurricane Harvey to a recovery fair at the Ripley House Neighborhood Center. Numerous agencies and bilingual staff will be available to assist residents, in particular, Spanish-speaking and immigrant community members who have not inquired about available aid due to their legal status.

  • WHAT: Hurricane Harvey Recovery Fair
  • WHEN: Saturday, October 21, 2017, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • WHERE: BakerRipley, Ripley House Neighborhood Center, 4410 Navigation, Houston, TX 77011

The Harvey Recovery Fair will provide important recovery information about available disaster assistance from both governmental and non-profit organizations. Representatives from Harris County, the City of Houston, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the Small Business Administration (SBA) and other volunteer agencies will be available to answer questions and help residents apply for disaster assistance. Free MRE’s (Meals Ready to Eat) available for residents attending.

Participating Organizations:

  • Office of Harris County Judge Ed Emmett
  • Harris County Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Management
  • Harris County Office of Commissioner Jack Morman
  • Harris County Community Services Department
  • Harris County Public Library
  • City of Houston 311
  • City of Houston Office of New American Communities
  • FEMA
  • SBA
  • U.S. Administration of Children and Families – Immediate Disaster Case Management 
  • U.S. Department of Labor-Hour and Wage Division
  • American Red Cross
  • United Way of Greater Houston
  • Lone Star Legal Aid
  • Workforce Solutions
  • Houston Food Bank
  • The Salvation Army

About BakerRipley
BakerRipley, formerly Neighborhood Centers Inc., brings resources, education and connection to nearly 600,000 people throughout Texas each year. For more than a century, BakerRipley has offered innovative solutions to help low-income families in emerging neighborhoods get a foothold in the region’s economy. The organization works with residents in more than 60 service locations to help them discover the strengths and skills necessary to become productive, prosperous and self-sufficient. Building on the strengths of individuals and communities. BakerRipley is a United Way Agency. For more information, visit www.bakerripley.org

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