Habitat for Humanity has launched a $5 million fundraising initiative to help rebuild homes and communities devastated in the wake of tornadoes that ripped through North Texas on Wednesday.
Habitat will assist with clean up, repairs and the construction of as many homes as possible to help families recover from this disaster.
The GM Foundation, a national Habitat partner, pledged the first $500,000 toward the goal.
“Habitat for Humanity is working to bring hope to the families who have lost so much,” said Jonathan Reckford , CEO, Habitat for Humanity International.
Habitat’s initiative in Texas comes after several tornadoes ripped through Texas Wednesday night, including one that struck a community in the Granbury area, where up to 120 homes were damaged or destroyed in a neighborhood that included 61 Habitat for Humanity houses.
Habitat for Humanity is assessing the impact on these homes and other affordable housing in the affected areas.
Habitat for Humanity International is a global nonprofit Christian housing organization.