Krista Chandler Updated 5:28 pm, Tuesday, November 7, 2017 –(Beaumontenterprise.com) – Approximately 2,000 eligible residents whose homes have been identified by the City of Groves as severely damaged as a result of Harvey floodwaters will receive $300 Walmart gift cards over the next few weeks thanks to the Huntsman Corporation Flood Fund.
Residents who have been identified by the City were notified on their most recent water bill and can stop by the Groves Activity Center this afternoon to receive their gift cards from 4-6:30 p.m., according to Anne Knisely, director of corporate communications for the Huntsman Corporation.
The City of Groves identified households who had severe flood damage as a result of the storm and passed the information to officials with the Huntsman Flood Fund, Knisely said.
Knisely said eligible residents living in affected households that had been identified recently received a notification on their water bill that listed the dates and times of gift card distributions.
To receive the gift card, residents must provide photo identification and their water bill with the printed notification, Knisely reported. Another round of gift cards will be distributed Tuesday, Nov. 14 and Thursday, Nov. 30 from 6:30-9:30 a.m. and 4-6:30 p.m.
The Huntsman Flood Fund was created in early September to help residents after Topical Storm Harvey, according to officials from the Huntsman Corporation. In an announcement Sept. 6, Huntsman reported contributing over $10 million to Harvey relief.
Additionally, the Huntsman Flood Fund announced today that it received its first donation of $25,000 from industry partner Caliche Development Partners, according to officials.
The Texas-based company has a facility in Beaumont. Caliche Development Partners CEO Dave Marchese said each of its employees was affected by Tropical Storm Harvey, and that by their company proudly joining forces with the Huntsman Corporation the community can continue to move forward together.