PEABODY – Local residents looking to help the victims of Hurricane Harvey can make donations through the city’s website.
Donations from the Peabody fund will be sent to the Greater Houston Community Foundation’s Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund established by Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner. Those funds go directly to rescue and relief efforts in the Houston area, according to Mayor Edward A. Bettencourt Jr.
“Our thoughts in Peabody are with the people of Houston and the state of Texas,” Bettencourt stated in a press release. “Our entire community will lend a helping hand to those that have been affected by this disaster. In a time like this, any amount of help goes a long way.”
Bettencourt said his office has received numerous calls and inquiries from Peabody residents asking how they can support the relief efforts in Houston.
Donations can be made on the city website’s “Online Payment Center.” From there, there is a Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund. Click on the “Donate” button underneath the text and to be directed to a Paypal portal where the donation amount and other necessary information can be entered.