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Houston Chronicle by Natalie Weber 7/2/2019

The State of Qatar announced this week that the remaining $13.7 million of its $30 million Qatar Harvey Fund would be directed toward a variety of Houston area projects, including building soccer fields, repairing a community center and providing grants to community organizations.

The tiny oil-rich nation announced that $3.3 million would be donated to build eight Harris County soccer fields. Another $1.72 million donation will aid Multicultural Education and Counseling through the Arts (MECA) in repairing the Dow School Building in Houston, according to a Qatar Harvey Fund press release issued Tuesday.

The remaining $8.7 million will go toward grants for other charitable organizations, the release stated. The Blue Triangle Community Center will receive almost $5 million and Habitat for Humanity will receive $3.2 million to help restore homes impacted by the hurricane. The Rebuild Texas Fund, which in 2018 received $5 million, will also be granted $545,580.

“Helping to provide continued access to educational resources and opportunities in the wake of Hurricane Harvey is a primary goal of the Qatar Harvey Fund,” stated His Excellency Sheikh Meshal bin Hamad Al-Thani, Qatar’s Ambassador to the U.S. and Chair of the Qatar Harvey Fund “MECA has been an educational beacon in the Houston area for more than forty-two years, and we want to help ensure that it continues to brighten the lives of children for many more generations to come.”

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