Posts Tagged ‘hurricane Harvey’

Cash Transfers and Hurricane Relief

Cash Transfers and Hurricane Relief

By The Banker | Blog Posts, Texas

In response to the extraordinary needs of their city after Hurricane Harvey, Houston philanthropists John and Laura Arnold first gave $5 million to the “Greater Houston Community Foundation’s Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund,” aka the “Mayor’s Fund.” Following that gift, however, the couple made a second $5 million gift to an atypical organization named GiveDirectly one […]

The Populist Approach to Disaster Relief

The Populist Approach to Disaster Relief

By The Banker | Blog Posts, Texas

What is the most effective way to deliver resources to a community in need, especially following a natural disaster like Hurricane Harvey? We’re still far from knowing the best way, and we won’t all agree on the answer. Should relief come from the federal government, primarily through FEMA and the SBA? Should financial relief come […]