NACC will work with Congresswoman Lee for referrals on homes needing rebuilding from online submissions through the Helping Houston Rebuild official website. Houston residents will receive aid based on critical need and a lottery. Public adjusters will assess damages and licensed professionals will evaluate plumbing, electricity and structural repairs with walls, floors, and other damages, while volunteers will remove water-logged materials.
“Throughout my Congressional District and Houston, I saw the pain of people having destroyed homes. The historic and tragic disaster that was driven by the freeze and lack of preparation of the Texas electric grid caused lives to be lost and families to be displaced,” Congresswoman Lee said in a statement. “The collective efforts of Megan Thee Stallion, the NACC and the 18th Congressional District will help restore the lives and hopes of people who suffered from no fault of their own. Our goal is to rebuild and restore these homes, which is imperative for my constituents to feel safe and secure. Thank you to Megan the Stallion and NACC, and I look forward to working with you on this very important project of restoration of people’s homes.”
Fellow Houston rapper Travis Scott also took action following the state’s historic winter disaster. His Cactus Jack Foundation launched an emergency food program to provide 50,000 hot meals to people with help from the City of Houston and the Houston Health Foundation. NACC, The Black Service Chamber and restaurant owners helped Scott and his foundation identify the most vulnerable groups of people in need of assistance.
“It’s an honor to join forces with Houston native Megan Thee Stallion to rebuild water-damaged homes,” said Pastor Ortega of NACC Disaster Service. “Our heart joins hers as we assist those most affected, especially seniors and single mothers. We encourage those who can to support our efforts by becoming a volunteer or making a donation.”