HSICF Provides Aid for Harvey Victims
As you know, Hurricane Harvey has affected thousands of families and children in the Houston area. Some of us personally know people displaced and in need of water, food and other essentials.
Watching the devastation unfold on the news, the HSICF decided to get involved with the Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. Fortunately, Leonard Tham, a long-time volunteer and supporter of our foundation recently moved to Austin, TX. We realized he could play a vital role in our involvement with this project. Instead of directing funds to the Red Cross, we wanted to have a direct impact on the community. Thus, we initiated an emergency relief project for the victims of Harvey where we could get much needed essentials directly in the hands of those impacted.
"We were so inspired by watching neighbors helping neighbors through the difficult time that we had to get involved. Being a part of the huge relief effort was truly one of the most rewarding things I've done here at HSICF," said Zachary Lopez, Director of Operations.
Our plan was to purchase some much needed products and rent a U-Haul truck to personally deliver the items to The Foundry, a local church in the Houston area playing a major role in helping families get essential items for survival.
The HSICF purchased 4 pallets of water (192 cases), 1 pallet of ramen (75 cases) and 35 cases of baby wipes. All of these items were successfully delivered on Saturday, Sept. 9, by Leonard and were distributed by The Foundry Church to those in need.
We are extremely grateful for everyone's donations and support of our ongoing efforts here in the US and abroad.