Gov. Wolf's remaining 2015 inaugural funds used to aid Hurricane Harvey victims

Jana Benscoter
York Dispatch

Money left over from Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf's 2015 inaugural festivities is being used to help victims of Hurricane Harvey, according to the York County Community Foundation. 

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The foundation reports that $15,000 from the Wolf Inaugural Fund, along with money from the foundation's fund for York County and five other donor-advised accounts, was donated to provide relief assistance to several charities helping Texans devastated by the storm.

The York County Community Foundation granted a total of $20,000 to the charities.

Gov. Tom Wolf, volunteers with his wife, Frances, and gubernatorial staff members at Our Daily Bread Soup Kitchen in York City, Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017. Dawn J. Sagert photo

"Frances and I have been absolutely heartbroken to see the devastation and destruction from Hurricane Harvey," Wolf said. "But we've been inspired by the incredible acts of courageousness and generosity amid this disaster that makes it clear that the spirit of Texans and Americans will not be broken."

The foundation allocated grants to the following: the American Red Cross, Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services and the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund at the Greater Houston Community Foundation. 

“York County is full of compassionate, generous people, and as leaders in philanthropy, YCCF is here to assist them in making timely charitable gifts to help those affected by Hurricane Harvey,” said Jane Conover, YCCF president and CEO. “The role of community foundations is to help facilitate assistance for the greatest needs in the community, and we know that the Greater Houston Community Foundation is facing a tremendous need at this time.”

For more information on how to help, visit the Greater Houston Community Foundation Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund, www.ghcf.org.