Message from President:
Thank you for visiting the Black United Fund of Texas (BUFTX). BUFTX is a 501(c)(3) organization that was founded in 1987, since then our mission has been to help individuals and organizations become self-sufficient. We do this by working with people and communities at the grassroots level, finding out what they need and help connect them to the resources they need to enrich their lives.
Right now the major effort we are working on is the relief efforts taking place in South East Texas due to the unprecedented flooding from Harvey. We are helping relief efforts in several ways; we’re partnering with various community organizations and shelters getting donations to them,and we’re also working with elected officials across the region to see what are the needs in their communities. Many of our efforts have focused on low income parts of Houston (Independence Heights, Homestead, Greenspoint, East Side, Fifth Ward), now that waters are receding in Houston, our focus is on the cities of Beaumont, Port Arthur and Orange. We are partnering with God’s Child/Katrina’s Kids from New Orleans, LA to collect water, baby supplies, and clothes to the citizens in those cities, as well as grassroots organizations in Houston (Creative Group Economics and Hope 4 Houston), who BEAT other larger aid organizations in getting to Beaumont and Port Arthur.
We know you can give time, and resources to tons of other organizations, we thank you for considering Black United Fund of Texas, with BUFTX your dollars, make it to the people and causes who are often times after thoughts, or few see value in.