The Community Foundation of Abilene and Eastland Community Foundation have granted another $200,000 from the Eastland County Fire Relief Fund to repair and rebuild homes damaged in the Eastland Complex fires in March.
These grants went to the United Rescue Alliance (URA), which is the agency appointed by Eastland County Judge Rex Fields to manage relief and recovery efforts in the field (see more below). URA will conduct assessments and use the funds to pay for needs such as home rebuilding, plumbing repairs, electrical work, etc.
The total amount granted for relief and recovery so far is $270,000. The fund has raised a total of nearly $520,000, leaving $244,000 to be granted out. We anticipate these remaining funds will go out in the next several weeks to meet more recovery needs.
For a more detailed overview of how funds are being used, how the disaster response process works, and how victims can receive help, go to this link.