MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT

August 28, 2017

Thank you all for checking in and checking on us! We are holding daily calls with the staff to make sure everyone remains safe and want to encourage our members to share your experiences and let us know if you need anything by reaching out to us via email at info@hmsdc.org or via our social media platforms.

First and foremost, our thoughts and prayers go out to all in the Houston Minority Supplier Development Council (HMSDC) service territory area who have experienced damage as a result of Hurricane Harvey.  We want to especially reach out and pray for our members and MBEs in the Corpus Christi area who witnessed the devastation of the eye of this hurricane.  We will be working together in the days and weeks to come to help all associated with HMSDC to recover as quickly as possible.

The HMSDC staff and board of directors are all okay.  Besides getting a little claustrophobic from being inside since Friday, everyone is in good spirits and safe.  The good news is that HMSDC IS OPEN and all staff are working remotely.  We are reaching out to our corporate members and government partners offering to source MBEs that can assist in times of disasters. We are asking our MBEs who can offer services related to disaster recovery to reach out to us so that we can connect them to the appropriate agency officials.

Unfortunately, the HMSDC office building has sustained considerable damage and is closed until further notice.  The basement level of the building is totally submerged and over 3 feet of water is on the first floor of the building. The levee that was recently installed after the last disaster in April should have prevented future flooding, however this flood has over run the barrier and the water level in the building is expected to rise even further as the City opens the levees to release some of the water pressure.

We will begin posting regular updates via our HMSDC Alert Communication and on our website.  We are communicating and staying in touch with corporate members and MBEs via email.

We ask that you please heed emergency management instructions and stay safe.  We also ask that you join us in uplifting all those negatively impacted by Hurricane Harvey and pray for a speedy recovery from its devastation.

For questions or information, please email info@hmsdc.org or visit our website where we will post regular updates at www.hmsdc.org.

For EXPO and Energy Summit Event Updates, please visit expo.hmsdc.org  and energy.hmsdc.org

Stay Safe.
Ingrid M. Robinson
President

 

 


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