The Art of Giving Back- Hurricane Harvey Relief

Following hurricane Harvey, the city of Houston rushed to offer relief and in Texas fashion, we gave back in a BIG way. Money, clothing, cleaning supplies, home repairs, volunteering, emotional counsel and so much more. Well living in Houston for over 16 years, with family and friends across this city I had to help BUT unlike JJ Watts I cannot donate millions so I did what I could. The Dollar Tree became my best friend and I stocked up on items for women, babies, and other random items. The George R. Brown Convention Center was my first stop but soon they, like many donation centers, asked the public to stop donating because they reached capacity on items and people.

The George R. Brown Convention Center was my first stop but soon they, like many donation centers, asked the public to stop donating because they reached capacity on items and people. Then I decided to drive around the city and find homes damaged by the hurricane to give items directly to the families.

A few weeks after Harvey, with the city still in recovery mode, I volunteered with the Greater Houston Black Chamber and Shell for their “Food Truck Relief Rally.” This event targeted 5 locations around the city with high levels of damage from Harvey and placed Food Trucks in the community with free food and fellowship. Not only was this event a success but it reminded these communities that we care and we are here to help them heal.