Many of our HFMA members and their families who work and reside in the Texas Gulf Coast region sustained major property damage from the devastation of Hurricane Harvey. Some escaped from the rising flood waters with only the clothes they were wearing and what they could carry. Although the storm has passed, the road to recovery will be long. Some from our South Texas Chapter have asked how can we help in this time of need? As a chapter, we along with TAHFA, will making a donation to the Red Cross Harvey Hurricane Relief Fund on behalf of our speakers at our upcoming October program in San Antonio. In addition to this, there is a way that you can make an individual contribution that will go directly to aid HFMA members affected.
The HFMA Texas Gulf Coast Chapter Board has created a Go Fund Me Campaign campaign to accept donations that will be used specifically for the benefit of HFMA members and their families who have suffered loss during Hurricane Harvey. A team from the Gulf Coast Chapter, consisting of the President, Treasurer, and the Community Benefits Committee will have a formal process to review requests from members. They expect to offer assistance for everything from replacing professional attire and children’s school uniforms, to stocking pantries with food and helping with temporary living expenses. Thank you for your support and for showing HFMA’s power to make a difference in the lives of our members.
If you would like to make a contribution, please do so by going to the following website. https://www.gofundme.com/HFMATexasGulfCoast
A brief questionnaire has been designed to help allocate these generous donations. If you would like to apply for benefits, you can access the questionnaire here: HERE