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After the Hurricane - How You Can Be of Service
R. Scott McCay
ACC Houston Board of Directors
The water rose over the street curb, slowly climbed past the seventh sidewalk section, then the sixth, close to the fifth: half way up the lawn. We moved valuables upstairs, lifted furniture onto paint cans, rolled rugs off the floor, and collected towels and buckets for possible use later...That Sunday night, August 27-28, was the “high water mark” of our concern and we had escaped any flooding.
ACC’s pro bono committee chair circulated information about ways to volunteer, and I used them to contact the Houston Volunteer Lawyers (HVL) and find its online signup for volunteer times.
CLICK HERE to view Scott McCay's full article in The Docket about his time volunteering after the floods.
Hurricane Harvey Relief
Dear ACC Houston Members:
On behalf of the ACC Houston Board and Pro Bono Committee, we hope that you and your families are safe. It would be an understatement to say that these last few days have been trying. No words can describe the devastation and destruction that have besieged our great city, but we have also been encouraged by the spirit shown by fellow citizens - neighbor helping neighbor - that has always been a hallmark of our city and state. When it comes to lending a helping hand to those in need, the Houston in-house legal community is no exception.
Many in our community are in need of legal services to assist with items related to Hurricane Harvey like dealing with landlord-tenant, insurance, FEMA filings, and consumer protection matters, etc. Below are a few helpful links where you can use your unique legal skills to assist as and when you are able:
Houston Volunteer Lawyers
Volunteer Form - https://portal.makejusticehappen.org/Account/NewRegistrationDisaster.aspx
State Bar of Texas
Volunteer Form - https://texasbar.informz.net/survistapro/sn.asp?gid=505FCF85-F0B1-4C93-BD73-29E73E3B7642
Donations for Hurricane Harvey - https://donate.txbf.org/page.aspx?pid=298
Other General Volunteer Opportunities:
The American Red Cross
George R. Brown Emergency Center
for Hurricane Harvey
Volunteer Attorney Guide to FEMA
There is no doubt that we have a long and hard road to recovery, but together we can help rebuild, provide aid and comfort one person at a time. We thank you for your continued commitment.
Very truly yours,
Chantel R. Jordan
Director, Pro Bono Chair - ACC Houston
Online Event Registration:
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