Virtual and Social Distancing Events in Houston, Fort Bend and Surrounding Areas

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FEMA ASSISTANCE has been accepted for 108  Counties.  
FEMA programs do not pay for fuel or cover food losses. 

Applicants are required to inform FEMA of all insurance coverage such as flood, homeowners, renter's, etc. that may be available to them. Insured applicants must provide FEMA documentation such as an insurance settlement or denial letter to process their application.
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As our community begins to recover, Precinct One has compiled a list of resources in English and Spanish to help our residents. This includes information about food and water distributions, recovery resources from FEMA and Harris County, and rental assistance, among others.
Please share this information far and wide with those who may need assistance. 

2021 Virtual and Annual Events:
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Feb   The Houston Community College Black History Scholarship Fundraiser; Website
Feb    The D-Mars Entrepreneur Awards Website
Mar    Greater Houston Frontiers Club’s Golf Tournament  Website
Mar    Safe Diversity Communities' Resource, Mental Health & Wellness Workshops Website
Apr     Change Happens! Virtual Spring Breakfast, 7:30am    Website
Apr    Texas Southern University's "Maroon & Gray Affair" Website
Apr    HCC Annual Golf Classic @ Quail Valley Golf Club Registration  Sponsor Brochure
Jun    Houston Area Urban League's 50th Anniversary Gala. Website
    Miss Juneteenth Pageant @ Emancipation Park.  Website
    Juneteenth Talent Show @ Emancipation Park  Website
Jun    Missouri City Juneteenth Parade 
May   Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo @ NRG Stadium;  Website
May   SHAPE CENTER’s PanAfrican Cultural Festival 
Jun    Broken Chains' Juneteenth Gala 7pm
Jun    Pearland's Juneteenth Celebration@3pm, Pearland Town Center  
Jun    Emancipation Park’s Juneteenth Celebration  10a-5pm WebsiteJun    
Jun    Juneteenth Parade on Emancipation Avenue 
Jun    Black Music Month w/Community Artists Collective, Website
Jun    Texas Black Expo Events    Website
Jun 11 & 12   "Soul Purpose" at the Worthem Theatre, 8PM Website
Jul        Buffalo Soldiers Museum's  Annual Gala @ Buffalo Soldier Museum, 6pm; Website
For Sponsorship Opportunities on select events here, contact 
      Lorenza P. Butler, Jr...Email



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Harris County:  www.harrishealth.org!
Feb 05-07, 2021....  Fort Bend Vaccine HUBS
will be open for 1A  and 1B Categories:
COVID-19 Data Dashboards...
are offered to help educate residents of Harris County on the status of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the area, a number of maps and dashboards are available for reference.
Click on the graphic HERE to go difectly to the webpage. 
Other links: 

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Currently, Addie serves as the Fort Bend ISD Board President. With Addie’s assistance, the Fort Bend Independent School District increased the academic ratings for schools that required academic improvement
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