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The NBPA Foundation Provides $160,000 in Grants to Support Continued Disaster Relief Efforts in the Greater Houston Area

The NBPA Foundation Provides $160,000 in Grants to Support Continued Disaster Relief Efforts in the Greater Houston Area

New York, NY, February 22, 2021 - The National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) Foundation is pleased to announce that it will provide roughly $160,000 in grants to three (3) Houston-based organizations to aid in the long-term recovery efforts that started after Hurricane Harvey and have been exacerbated by the recent severe winter storms. 

The NBPA Foundation will provide grants to the following organizations:

  • Houston Immigration Legal Services Collaborative (HILSC)  - The HILSC is focused on providing undocumented immigrant populations with resources and support by fostering cross-sector collaboration with government, local businesses, and nonprofits. 

  • Fifth Ward Community Redevelopment Corporation - The Fifth Ward Community Redevelopment Corporation helps families rebuild their homes and restore vibrant communities after a disaster.

  • East Harris County Development Council (EHCEC) - The EHCEC exists to improve the quality of life through innovative programs and services that empower men, women, and youth to achieve their full potential. Amid natural disasters and the COVID-19 pandemic, the EHCEC serves as a resource center and hub for the community of East Harris County.

“We know that the impacts of these storms have been overwhelming,” said Sherrie Deans, Executive Director of the NBPA Foundation. “We hope that this will help the citizens of Houston begin to recover and rebuild.”

“It's been difficult this week to see the city of Houston suffer once again from storms,” said NBPA President Chris Paul. “I am grateful that we can use these funds to immediately assist people in communities that need it more than ever.”


All media inquiries should be directed to communications@nbpa.com.

 


About the National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) Foundation:

Established in 1997, the National Basketball Players Association Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the legacy of its members and providing support and assistance to persons, communities, and organizations throughout the world that seek to improve the lives of those in need. Through grants that match players’ philanthropy and charitable giving, the Foundation highlights and accelerates the real and collaborative work that basketball players do worldwide to build their communities and create meaningful change.

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