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By Tracy Shoemaker, President, Houston Chapter #3
Published in Construction News on September 28, 2017
HOUSTON - This past month has been a nightmare for so many because of Hurricane Harvey. He hit hard and fast in the Corpus Christi area before moving to Houston and causing catastrophic flooding in our area.
Personally, I was very fortunate that my home and office remained safe. Sadly, not all of our Houston NAWIC members were as fortunate. Some were forced to leave their homes and all their possessions behind. They do feel blessed, as the only things lost were property and that can be replaced.
During this time, I have come to realize how truly wonderful the women of The National Association of Women in Construction are. Our regional director, Laurie Jimenez, and I have been inundated with offers of help, donations and prayers. Our NAWIC sisters have sent supplies to our Corpus Christi Chapter. They have sent gift cards to our displaced members from the Houston Chapter.
A member from New York donated her hotel miles to pay for the lodging of a displaced Houston member. Offers of homes have come from Dallas, Little Rock and New Orleans. Donations have come from Virginia, South Carolina, Maine, Louisiana, Mississippi and of course from other Texas Chapters.
Prayers, thoughts and well wishes have been pouring in from Chapters all over our great country.
We have been humbled by the outpouring of love and concern from our NAWIC family and feel extremely blessed to be a part of this great and caring organization.