You have all seen the news, so I don’t have to tell you how badly Hurricane Harvey has devastated Texas and the gulf coast. It is absolutely heartbreaking. I have family and friends, not to mention chapter members, that reside and/or have branch offices in metro Houston and surrounding areas — as I am sure many of you do. Some were lucky and did not flood, others have many feet of water in their homes and/or businesses … some will be a total loss.
There are many agencies, churches and other groups with “boots on the ground” working to lend immediate assistance, but the road to recovery will be long, painful and expensive. People with the least resources, without savings or insurance and currently unable to work are suffering the most. While there are agencies providing shelter, bedding and clothing, the victims of Harvey need help NOW with the cost of food, prescription drugs, gas, baby diapers and personal incidentals.
With this in mind, I ask every member of ASA of Arizona to join me to a support campaign that I am calling “100% for Texas.” I ask that every ASA of Arizona member firm do two things to support us support Hurricane Harvey victims:
- I ask that every member firm donate at least one gift card (see below) that will be sent to ASA of Houston to be distributed to employees of member firms. My goal is 100% participation by chapter members, hence “100% for Texas.”
- I ask that each member firm share information about this drive with your employees and encourage them to donate a gift card. Denomination does not matter – ask that they give what they can afford. Even $10 helps.
Gift cards collected will be sent directly to Brianna Wright, Executive Director of the ASA Houston Chapter, who will coordinate with chapter members who have employees in need and keep a complete log of when and to whom the gift cards are distributed. Here’s a list of cards you can purchase locally that can be used in Texas:
- Safeway grocery (counterpart to Randall’s grocery)
- Fry’s grocery (counterpart to several southern stores)
- Home Depot
If you have questions about this ask, how contributions will be used and distributed or how your company can help on a larger scale, please call me directly. If you would like to contribute but have no time to pick up gift cards, our office will be glad to take a donation on your Visa, Mastercard or American Express and purchase gift cards for you. Please join this effort and join our ASA chapter in reaching to provide assistance. If every member firm gives we can achieve “100% for Texas.” Thank you!
Carol Floco, CEO
American Subcontractors Association of Arizona, Inc.
4105 N. 20th Street, Suite 230
Phoenix, AZ 85016
(602) 274-8979 www.asa-az.org