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New Relief Fund Will Provide Assistance Directly to Houston Restaurant Employees

Industry staff who experienced losses can soon apply for help

Floods Hinder Recovery Efforts In Southeast Texas
Industry folks who experienced losses can soon get a little help
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The Houston Hospitality Employee Relief Fund has been established as part of an effort to assist hospitality industry employees in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.

The fund, created by Visit Houston, the Greater Houston Restaurant Association, and the Hotel & Lodging Association of Greater Houston, will provide direct assistance to restaurant employees via cash grants, according to a press release from Visit Houston. In the coming days, employees who experienced losses in the storm will be able to apply for “supplemental support” to help tide them over.

People wishing to give can pledge their donations directly to affected hospitality industry employees via the Houston Hospitality Employee Relief Fund. “The flooding has impacted so many of our businesses and employees, so it is imperative that we do everything possible to help them get through this difficult time,” said GHRA president Jonathan Horowitz in a statement. “The response to the devastation from the hospitality industry has been nothing short of amazing.”

The Houston Hospitality Relief Fund is not currently accepting applications for assistance, but it looks like industry employees will be able to apply “soon.” Stay tuned for more details on when this program goes live.

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