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Texas Faith Leaders Testify at Harvey Funding Oversight Hearing

The House Committee on General Investigating and Ethics held a public hearing on Thursday, January 18th, regarding oversight of local, state, federal, and charitable funds spent on disaster relief and recovery post- Hurricane Harvey. The committee heard invited testimony from local non-profit organizations, faith leaders, and state agencies about their relief efforts, as well as ongoing challenges they are facing during the process.

The faith leaders' panel featured Maria Magee, Chief Development Officer at Interfaith Ministries of Greater Houston; Texas Impact board member Reverend Scott Moore, Director of the Center for Missional Excellence at the Texas Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church; Reverend Christopher Lake, Senior Pastor at Tree of Life Lutheran Church; and Cynthia Colbert, CEO of Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston.

Watch the testimonies of faith leaders:

Maria Magee

Rev. Scott Moore

Rev. Chris Lake

Watch the recording of the entire hearing here.