Hello Members of ASSE,
Like all of us, the last several days have left me at a complete loss for words. While the news repeated statements such as devastation, epic, and unprecedented I stood by feeling helpless, anxious and eager. Through the abundance of text messages and emails I received from friends and family across the country, I echoed time and again, we’ll be back…better than ever…and dare I say, it’s going to be honor to play even a small part of that.
ASSE was founded to help prevent accidents – however, when natural disasters like Hurricane Harvey occur, I believe its our obligation to help those in need. There is no better time than now for us to join hands and help our members and others in the community affected by the storm. We have an great organization that is built to do amazing things. ASSE Region III will be coordinating efforts to support volunteer and donation efforts. We hope to help our fellow members directly impacted by the storm first, then their families and then hopefully help the entire city. So here we go. You donation will directly help in one of the ways below:
We WANT to help, we NEED to help and CAN help in several ways -
a. We can help replenish groceries;
b. We can assist with lodging while you were displaced
c. We have members with extra room in their home for you to stay;
d. We can help replacing clothing for you or your families that may have been lost;
e. We can help with salvaging damage to your home.
If you notice above – WE CAN is used over and over again. That’s because WE CAN do anything and WILL DO what it takes to help our members affected by this storm across the Texas Gulf Coast in the Coastal Bend Chapter (Corpus Christi), Gulf Coast Chapter (Houston Area) and Sabine Neches Chapter (Beaumont area).
In times like these there are only so many words that soothe. Unrelenting thoughts, prayers and acts of kindness can prove to the be the change we want to see in the world. I know we all are ready to help. Let’s roll.
Next steps to come as we receive responses. THANK YOU to this incredible team. Together we will make it through.
All the best,
Steven Gray & your Regional Leadership Team
Steve’s Cell if you need it: (972) 922-7110