Hurricane Harvey Arts Assistance Grant

The Junior League of Beaumont is coordinating the distribution of $28,500.00 through the Hurricane Harvey Arts Assistance Grant provided by funds donated by the Fans of Pat Green.

Grant applications were sent to every arts organization, school, and non-profit organization in Jefferson and contiguous counties including Orange, Hardin, Chambers, and Liberty Counties.  The JLB collaborated with the Southeast Texas Nonprofit Development Center, the Southeast Texas Arts Council, and the Region V Education Service Center to distribute applications to all eligible organizations.

The JLB received 14 grant applications totaling $36,380.45.  Grants were provided to the following organizations.  The grant awards total $28,500.46.

Little Cypress-Mauriceville Band

 

$8,000.00

The Mauriceville Middle School Band is requesting funds to replace two French Horns and hard cases destroyed by Hurricane Harvey and replace.  The French Horns will remain in the possession of the school and be available for future students.

 

Adams Elementary School – Port Arthur I.S.D $1,200.00

Adams Elementary Band Program is requesting funds to replace instrument cases damaged in Hurricane Harvey and to replace destroyed supplies including clarinet and saxophone reeds, saxophone neck straps, cork grease, valve oil, slide grease, polishing cloths, and percussion mallets.

 

Shorkey Center $1,200.00

The Shorkey Center is requesting funds to replace pencils, crayon and marker sets, paints, canvases, easels, yarns, button, fabrics, art supplies, and a Silhouette Cameo 3.

 

St. Anthony Cathedral Basilica School $2,175.00

St. Anthony is requesting funds to replace arts supplies for students in Kindergarten through eighth grades.

 

Performing and Visual Arts Council (PVAC) $2,530.00

PVAC is requesting reimbursement funds to cover the cost of presenting “Oskar and the Thunderous Thingamabob” a production for children that addresses how to deal with trauma and stress.  Four performances of the production were presented in February to more than 1,400 students in pre-k to fifth grades.

 

Art Museum of Southeast Texas (AMSET)

 

$3,394.96

AMSET is requesting funds to replace two outdoor sun sails that were destroyed during Harvey.  New sun sails are needed to provide shade for students and visitors at the museum.  Installation of the new sun sails will allow the sails to be removed during severe weather.  The funds requested include the cost of two sun sails and the cost to install two galvanized poles needed to secure the new sails.

 

Orangefield High School

 

$6,115.00

The Orangefield High School Art Department is requesting funds to replace a ceramics kiln that was destroyed during the Hurricane.

 

High Island I.S.D $600.00

High Island I.S.D. is requesting funds to purchase concrete and outdoor paint.  Students will use the items to repaint the mascot on the side of the school, add bird prints on the street in front of the school, and paint a mural in the school cafeteria.

 

Little Cypress Elementary School $1,085.69

A kindergarten teacher at Little Cypress Elementary is requesting funds to replace an art table and art supplies for Kindergarten students.  The school was destroyed in the hurricane and classes are currently held at North Orange Baptist Church.

 

Little Cypress Elementary School $1,199.81

A kindergarten teacher at Little Cypress Elementary is requesting funds to replace an art table and art supplies for Kindergarten students.  The school was destroyed in the hurricane and classes are currently held at North Orange Baptist Church.

 

Southeast Texas Family Resource Center $1,000.00

The Southeast Texas Family Resource Center is requesting $1,000 to assist in purchasing art supplies for the youth who attend the Center.  The Center was damaged during the Hurricane.

 

 

PAT GREEN JOINS FORCES WITH JUNIOR LEAGUE OF BEAUMONT TO LEND A HELPING HAND WITH THE HURRICANE HARVEY ARTS ASSISTANCE GRANT

 PAT GREEN AND CHILDREN PACK AND SHIP
“TEXAS ON MY MIND” T-SHIRTS TO FANS WHO DONATED $28,500 FOR HURRICANE RELIEF

Beaumont, TX – – – April 27, 2018 – – – This afternoon, Texas Troubadour Pat Green and The Junior League of Beaumont are proud to announce plans to distribute $28,500 in funds through the Hurricane Harvey Arts Assistance Grant.

Wanting to do something special with his wife and kids for the community after Hurricane Harvey, Green created a limited addition “Texas On My Mind” t-shirt to help raise funds. Making it a family affair, Green and his children recruited student volunteers from school to help pack and ship the specialty t-shirts to fans.  In all, Green’s fans helped to raise over $28,500 by purchasing the shirts online and at Green’s live shows.

“Thanks to all of the All Saints kids who spent their Saturday morning helping out our friends in Houston. Thanks most importantly to all of those wonderful people who gave their hard earned money for the effort to make people’s lives better during their most desperate time…God Bless all…and God Bless Texas,” said Green while packing shirts with his wife, kids and friends.

Through The Junior League Of Beaumont, grant applications were sent to every arts organization, school, and non-profit organization in Jefferson and contiguous counties.  The JLB collaborated with the Southeast Texas Nonprofit Development Center, the Southeast Texas Arts Council, and the Region V Education Service Center to distribute applications to all eligible organizations.  The Committee received and reviewed 14 grant applications and will award a total of $28,500.46 to local grant recipients.

Green is scheduled to release a new single this Summer and is currently on tour in support of his recent release Dancehall Dreamin’: A Tribute To Pat Green.  This weekend he will be making stops in Waco at The Backyard and in Houston where he will perform at Sam Houston Race Park.

For more information, log onto: www.patgreen.com

The Junior League of Beaumont is an organization of women committed to promote volunteerism, develop the potential of women and improve communities throughout the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.