FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Fort Bend County, Texas – On September 5th the Polk County Board of Supervisors approved a resolution to designate Fort Bend County as a “sister county” and provide $25,000 for recovery from hurricane Harvey. Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino will provide an matching gift of $25,000.
“Thank you, Polk County, Iowa.” said Fort Bend County Judge Robert Hebert, “our close relationship and your generosity are valued greatly; we are honored to call Polk County our ‘sister county.'”
Fort Bend County will receive disaster relief from numerous government sources, but this funding will allow Fort Bend County to offer additional help to our residents which may not otherwise be provided by those programs. “It’s heartbreaking to see the images of the flood victims and we are fortunate to be able to provide funding that will help provide much needed resources,” said John F. Mauro, Polk County Board of Supervisors Chair.