ne million US dollars of relief aid from the Diaspora Ministry will be distributed among the Jewish community of Houston, as it begins a long rehabilitation process in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.

An agreement was set to be signed between the Jewish Federation of Greater Houston and the State of Israel this week for the transfer of the funds, which were pledged by Diaspora Affairs Minister Naftali Bennett in September in the wake of the devastating tropical storm.
The signing was originally scheduled for Tuesday but due to logistical complications, it was postponed until Wednesday or Thursday.
“Tough times are also when us Jews show our unity. They are an opportunity to rally and help one another,” Bennett said in a video message sent to the community ahead of the signing. “I instructed the Israeli government to transfer 1 million dollars to the Jewish community in Houston because we are brothers, and we care. We did this simply because it is the right thing to do.”

Israeli Consul-General to Southwest United States Gilad Katz was set to sign the deal with heads of more at JPost