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On February 11 & 12, 2018, The Cantor Fitzgerald Relief Fund held the Hurricane Harvey Family Relief distribution event. It was the largest distribution of its kind in the Relief Fund’s history, giving a total of approximately $5 million to those families hardest hit by Hurricane Harvey.

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We distributed $5 million in direct financial aid to approximately 5,000 families recovering after Hurricane Harvey.

  • $5 million

    In direct financial aid

  • $5,000 families

    Given disaster relief

  • 180

    Volunteers from Cantor Fitzgerald and its affiliates

The Cantor Fitzgerald Relief Fund led this effort thanks to a generous grant from the firms and partners of Cantor Fitzgerald, The Newmark Group, and BGC Partners, along with donations from the general public. Allison and Howard Lutnick, along with Edie Lutnick, Founder and President of the Cantor Fitzgerald Relief Fund, worked with Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner’s office to make the program a reality.

The Relief Fund could not have achieved this without the invaluable efforts of school officials and administrators from across 15 school districts covering over 200 Houston-area schools. They worked to identify the 5,000 families who lost the most and now need the most.

Allison Lutnick, Director of Disaster Relief Operations, Cantor Fitzgerald Relief Fund said: “Our hearts go out to the families of Houston who have been displaced by and are struggling to recover from Hurricane Harvey. No parent should be faced with the inability to provide for their children: a toy to play with, a book to read or sheets for their bed. We are honored and humbled to have provided important aid and support to Houston’s wonderful and resilient mothers and fathers through the Relief Fund.” Read the multimedia press release here.