The Hurricane Harvey relief effort got a big financial boost Tuesday courtesy of the family connected to the HEB supermarket chain.

The family of Howard E. Butt Jr. donated $1 million to the Coastal Bend Disaster Recovery Group fund. That organization was created to help low-income families in Aransas, Bee, Jim Wells, Kleberg, Nueces, Refugio and San Patricio counties.

The Coastal Bend Disaster Recovery Group is hoping to raise at least $5 million to help Coastal Bend families impacted by Harvey.

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