This morning, the Matt Murphy for Houston crew continued to assist with flood disaster relief efforts. Acting upon the values of community service central to our campaign, we joined over 30 representatives from dozens of groups and organizations at the City of Houston Housing and Community Development Department building. We are humbled to work with these servant leaders who have put their regular activities on hold and selflessly devoted time, efforts and resources to helping local flood victims.
With the connections made this past week, the Matt Murphy campaign will continue to enable our fellow volunteers to better communicate, coordinate and act effectively when assisting our friends and neighbors. With this morning’s meeting, the community of volunteer leaders involved in cleanup and assistance efforts are now better connected to partner with each other and other experts supporting this relief effort.
As the nature of flood victims’ needs change, our campaign’s efforts will adapt and respond. We will continue to recruit, mobilize and coordinate volunteers. We now ask our network to continue cleanup efforts - with a focus on assisting the elderly, disabled, and those with psychological and mental health needs. In addition, we are recruiting neighborhood volunteers from outside the disaster area to ensure the safety of homeowners and property. We will also work to assess the needs of every affected household and we ask volunteers to help us go door to door.
If we act now, our actions can continue to have an impact. Please ask your local grassroots, civic and community groups to get active in the relief effort.
This evening (Mon June 1st), I urge our fellow volunteers and activists to learn about the resources available and send representatives to two meetings: one by FEMA at 7:00pm, at the Jewish Community Center (5603 South Braeswood) and another at 7:30pm at the Westbury Methodist Church (5200 Willowbend Blvd).
Again, we also ask our like-minded friends and neighbors to join in our efforts to unite our communities in this time of tragedy to make Houston an even better place.
If you’re able to volunteer, please email our campaign (firstname.lastname@example.org), or call our campaign number (832-821-5520).
Thank you for your efforts!