Jefferson County, TX – The Coalition for Environment, Equity, & Resilience, Texas Appleseed, and Port Arthur Community Action Network are hosting a town hall in regards to disaster recovery on June 15th from 11:30am-4pm at Carl A. Parker Multipurpose Center in Port Arthur. Free lunch, childcare, language translation, and translated print materials will be provided to all attendees.

The event will include a public forum for residents to participate in a conversation with leaders about disaster recovery, and a resource fair for residents to get the information they need from local providers and to sign up directly onsite with service providers. The goal is to highlight recovery issues, unmet needs, and next steps to make sure that disaster recovery funding is more equitable across our community.

Please rsvp and share the Eventbrite invitation here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/port-arthur-town-hall-disaster-recovery-registration-62066289944

CEER aims to drive community voices into the post-Hurricane Harvey decision-making process to promote equity and resilience by emphasizing land, water, air, waste, and housing policies that reduce human exposure to pollution and strengthen environmental conservation.

Texas Appleseed is a public interest justice center. The nonprofit works to change unjust laws and policies that prevent Texans from realizing their full potential. It anchors a dynamic network of pro bono partners and collaborators to develop and advocate for innovative and practical solutions to complex issues. Texas Appleseed also conducts data-driven research that uncovers inequity in laws and policies and identifies solutions for lasting, concrete change. 

Lone Star Legal Aid is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit law firm focused on advocacy on behalf of low-income and underserved populations. Lone Star Legal Aid serves the millions of people at 125% of federal poverty guidelines that reside in 72 counties in the eastern and Gulf Coast regions of Texas, and 4 counties of southwest Arkansas. Lone Star Legal Aid focuses its resources on maintaining, enhancing, and protecting income and economic stability; preserving housing; improving outcomes for children; establishing and sustaining family safety and stability, health and well‐being; and assisting populations with special vulnerabilities, like those who have disabilities, or who are elderly, homeless, or have limited English language skills. To learn more about Lone Star Legal Aid, visit our website at www.lonestarlegal.org.

Media contact: Clarissa Ayala, cayala@lonestarlegal.org.