JLL Houston steps up to support its community
Employees join forces for raise money for the Greater Houston COVID-19 Recovery Fund
Residents of Houston, Texas are dealing with the ongoing impacts of COVID-19, including record low oil prices that have negatively impacted practically every sector of the city, and widespread business slowdowns.
In response, JLL employees in the Houston Market decided to pitch in by raising funds for the Greater Houston COVID-19 Recovery Fund, a joint effort by United Way of Greater Houston and Greater Houston Community Foundation. In just four weeks, the JLL team contributed over $40,000.
“We are thankful to JLL employees for their generous gifts that will assist the most vulnerable in our community,” said Anna Babin, Senior Advisor, United Way of Greater Houston. “It is heartwarming to receive this much-needed support, which will help with urgent needs like food, shelter and health care.”
To date, the fund has raised more than $14 million and providing grants to trusted non-profit partners that support food insecure households, those who need emergency financial assistance, domestic violence survivors and the homeless population.
“I am so proud that our team stepped up in such a big way,” said JLL Houston President Dan Bellow. “This fund provides critical support in the community, and I am pleased that JLL could be part of it.”