In the wake of the tragedy at Robb Elementary School, the Uvalde CISD Moving Forward Foundation was established to help collect funding for the construction of a new elementary campus in the Uvalde CISD. With support from generous donors, funds raised will help the children, families, and staff of the Uvalde CISD community move forward together.
“In the wake of another senseless act of violence, one that took 21 innocent lives at Robb Elementary School, the Butt family and H-E-B announced they will commit $10 million to help build a new elementary campus in Uvalde,” according to the recent HEB press release. The release continues, “In partnership as founding donors, the Butt family and H-E-B, which are longtime supporters of public education, will work with other stakeholders and organizations on the development of this project. Texas firms Huckabee and Joeris General Contractors, which are also founding donors, have also made generous commitments to donate their services and time to this project, which will help the children, families, staff and Uvalde CISD community move forward together.”
“Our first store in Uvalde opened in 1959, and Uvalde people are our people,” said Charles Butt, H-E-B’s Chairman. “As we continue to mourn tremendous loss, I join with my family and H-E-B in working to ensure the Uvalde community can move forward from this tragic event. Our children are this country’s future, and our schools should be a safe place where children can thrive and envision new possibilities.”
“Public schools are the foundation of a community,” said Chris Huckabee, CEO of Huckabee. “Our team is honored to partner with Joeris Construction, the Butt family, H-E-B, and so many others to design a new facility that will honor Uvalde and serve its future generations.”
More details on the Uvalde CISD Moving Forward Foundation can be found here: https://uvaldecisdmovingforward.org/