Charter Pledges $20,000 to North Texas Tornado Relief Effort

| May 24, 2013 | |

Granbury, Cleburne residents to receive much-needed assistance 

Fort Worth, TX – Charter is donating a total of $20,000 to community-based organizations in Granbury and Cleburne to assist victims of the May 15 tornadoes that devastated neighborhoods in both North Texas cities.

Keeping with Charter’s tradition of directly supporting the communities we serve, Charter will make $10,000 donations to both Mission Granbury and the Cleburne Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Cleburne Area Relief Fund.

“As our crews worked around the clock to restore services within the affected areas of Granbury and Cleburne, they witnessed firsthand the horrific damage that was left in the wake of these storms,” said John Owen, vice president of Charter’s Southwest Region. “Granbury and Cleburne are home to thousands of Charter customers, and we want them to know we’re here to support our neighbors in their time of need.”

Mission Granbury is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides a wide range of support services for victims of domestic violence, abuse and poverty. As the largest nonprofit group in Hood County, Mission Granbury has quickly adapted to meet the needs of those people hardest hit by the storms’ wrath, supplying everything from clothing and household goods to assistance with funeral expenses.

“Through our food bank, housing and financial services, Mission Granbury helped almost 26,000 individuals last year,” said April Mitchell, executive director of Mission Granbury. “We appreciate Charter’s commitment to our community, and this donation will enable us to help meet the basic needs of Granbury storm victims as they struggle to get back on their feet.”

The Cleburne Chamber of Commerce Foundation, also a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, established its Cleburne Area Relief Fund to direct financial assistance to residents of Cleburne and the surrounding area who have little or no insurance to aid in repairing or rebuilding their storm-damaged homes.

“Charter is the first corporate contributor to our relief fund, and this donation helps to kick off our fund-raising effort in a big way,” said Cathy Marchel, president of the Cleburne Chamber of Commerce. “By providing assistance to local, nonprofit organizations, Charter is helping us ensure every dollar stays within the community where help is needed most.”


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