TEXAS (Reuters) – Texas will offer a $20 million scholarship for Florida’s Beach House Foundation to help families of those who disappeared during the recent storm that has left the island of St. Thomas more isolated and isolated from the rest of the U.S. state, the governor said on Thursday.
The State University of New York-Chatham University has funded the project to help pay for hurricane-related evacuations, with $2.6 million to be split between families of the beachgoers who were swept away and $2 million for other families, said Governor Greg Abbott in a televised address.
The governor, who has vowed to restore order in the state, has been calling for the foundation to open a second building on the island.
The foundation has been operating out of a building on a former hotel on the shore of St Thomas, but the government recently halted its operation because of its high cost.
In a statement, the foundation said the money would be distributed by the state to St. Tomans communities affected by the storm, and would be used to provide financial aid to hurricane victims, including housing, transportation, food, clothing, medical care and education.
The government said the funds would also help rebuild and rebuild the community.