Like much of the country and the world, it is with heavy hearts that we have been watching the news and tracking the historic devastation Hurricane Harvey has wreaked on Houston and the Texas Gulf Coast region.
As a Texas-based company, the tragedy strikes particularly close to home as many of us have family, friends, clients and associates in the region. And community is very important to us. That’s why Onyx CenterSource has made a $10,000 donation to the American Red Cross, which is providing crucial support to the thousands of people being rescued from their flooded homes.
The Red Cross was also the charity our employees chose to support with our annual holiday donation. We obviously had no idea at the time what a crucial role the Red Cross would be playing this year as Houston and South Texas endure one of the worst national disasters in the country’s history. But their support during everything from natural disasters to wars is unmatched across the globe.
With unprecedented rainfall in the Houston area and beyond, no one yet knows just how devastating Harvey will be or what long-term impacts it will have on the nation’s fourth largest city and the millions of people in the Gulf Coast region.
What we do know is that the Red Cross has been on the front lines throughout the storm, helping people who have lost everything get dry clothes, shelter and other necessities to help them ride out the storm. They will also be there in the days and weeks ahead as untold thousands try to establish some sense of normalcy in their upended lives.
We are proud to support this fine organization, and encourage anyone who can to give as much or as little as possible to support the relief efforts of the Red Cross in Houston and around the world.
–CEO Mark Dubrow