Harvey Relief Fund

“The recovery to this event is going to last many years to be able to help Texas and the people impacted by this event achieve a new normal.”

William “Brock” Long , FEMA Adminstrator
Pictures courtesy of Washington Post

ACDC is reaching out to the Nevada community especially Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) to support local efforts in Texas towards the AAPI community impacted by Hurricane Harvey. Here are some quick facts according to the Asian American Advancing Justice’s (AAAJ) 2014 Community of Contrasts:

  • Over 440,000 Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders (NHPI) live in Houston Metropolitan State Area (MSA).
  • Asian American-owned businesses employ over 78,000 people and distribute over $2 billion in annual payroll.
  • From 2002 to 2012, nearly 5,900 refugees from Asian countries settled in the MSA, making up 37% of the refugees that arrived during this period.
  • Over 320,000 people living in the Houston MSA speak an Asian or Pacific Island language. The top five Asian languages spoken at home are Vietnamese, Chinese, Urdu, Tagalog, and Hindi.
  • Over two in five Asian American households with mortgages are housing-cost burdened and spend 30% or more of their incomes on housing costs.

All donations will go to to support the effort of the OCA – Greater Houston’s Harvey AAPI Community Relief Fund and their work to help the AAPI community in Houston overcome “the worst disaster in Texas history”.

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