We have all been shocked and saddened watching the coverage of hurricanes Harvey and Irma, but the generosity and compassion from communities around the country has truly been inspiring. With the recovery efforts still underway, we wanted to share a few ways that you can help fellow event professionals get through this crisis.
The SEARCH Foundation was founded in 1997 and assists special events, meetings and hospitality professionals faced with a life threatening illness or any catastrophic occurrence. If you’d like to donate, please click here.
Event Professionals Relief Fund
This GoFundMe campaign was started by NACE Houston past president, Clara Hough. She is raising funds to help wedding and event professionals in the Houston area who’s homes and businesses were affected by hurricane Harvey. Her goal of $15k is almost there! If you’d like to donate, please click here.
Hell or High Wine Fundraising Event
If you live in or around the Houston area, Elevate Management Group is hosting a fundraising event for industry professionals hurt by hurricane Harvey. The event will take place on September 19 from 6:00 – 9:00pm at The Corinthian in Houston. If you would like more information or to purchase tickets, please click here.
All of us in the events and hospitality industry are one big community at the end of the day, so we encourage you to give what you can- every dollar counts!