Emeril Lagasse Foundation, in partnership with Ingram Lee Foundation, announces the donation of $100,000 to Kingwood High School for Hurricane Harvey restoration projects following the historic 2017 Houston floods.
On Wednesday, Jan. 10 at Kingwood High School, members of New Orleans-based Emeril Lagasse Foundation and Houston-based Ingram Lee Foundation came together to present Humble Independent School District staff with a $100,000 check that will go toward rebuilding the school’s career & technology center and music program, which sustained substantial damages during Hurricane Harvey and subsequent flooding.
Following Hurricane Harvey, Kingwood High School incurred over $30 million worth of damages to not only the structure of the building, but also to many of the school’s programs. The gift from the Foundations also hopes to alleviate the financial burden of replacing thousands of dollars of equipment in the fine arts and career & technology facilities.
“On behalf of the Emeril Lagasse Foundation, we are delighted to make this gift, along with our friends at the Ingram Lee Foundation,” says Emeril Lagasse Foundation President, Brian Kish. “Here in New Orleans, we know first-hand what devastation a hurricane can have on a community, and especially how it can disrupt the lives of young people. We hope this gift can help restore some ‘normalcy’ back in the lives of those affected.”
Funding for the grant was made possible by the Emeril Lagasse Foundation’s 13th annual Carnivale du Vin weekend New Orleans which raised a record-breaking $3.5 million for children’s charities.