I hope you and your family fared well during this storm. It hurts to know that all of you have been impacted by Harvey in some degree.
In regards to what the Chapter is doing, we will look to plan service projects in the weeks and months to come. Please refer to the weekly emails and the website for updates.
One of the first events is a donation drive at our UT vs. Maryland game watching at the Square at Memorial City. The venue will need help in collecting the items and transporting it to local shelters. On that note, you hear about people trying to get back to a sense of “normalcy.” We hope that you come to our game watching venue at Atlas Pub and our Family Friendly venue at Memorial City for a 3-4 hour distraction to cheer on your Longhorns.
Please note that we do not have a location here in Houston, as we only have a PO Box. Therefore, we are not in a position to accept donations. There are many other wonderful organizations, such as Red Cross & BakerRipley, that would gladly accept those donations.
To our friends & fellow alumni at other chapters across the state, country and world, thank you for your thoughts and prayers, as well as requests on how you can help. There was recently an email sent out by the Texas Exes organization that discussed ways for the overall Texas Exes community to help. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org about how you can help.
In addition, the vast majority of you have a friend & classmate that is in Houston area, as well as the 50+ counties that have been affected along the Gulf Coast. I think that one of the most meaningful things to do is call/email them to see how they’re doing. Also, something as easy as bringing up a story with them about your UT days (even if it might be a little embarrassing) will go a long way.
President – Texas Exes Houston Chapter
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