I have been incredibly heartened to hear from so many of you these past several days asking for ways our City community can help contribute to those suffering through the devastation of Hurricane Harvey. It’s in that spirit that I hope you’ll join us for a special community fundraiser: “Quincy To Houston” from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, September 7 at Zef Cicchetti restaurant in Quincy Center.
The event will support the relief fund created by Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner and administered by the Greater Houston Community Foundation, a registered 501(c)(3) public charity. Checks should be made payable to the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund, and all collections will be sent in one package as a gesture from the City of Quincy. We will be starting the effort with a $50,000 donation from the Mayor’s Cup Charity Golf Tournament.
There will be entertainment and food courtesy of Zef owner Leo Keka, and event-goers are welcome to stay to watch the Patriots game later that night.
We spent a couple of days researching the best way to harness the energy people have to help out, and determined through speaking to a number of relief agencies that monetary donations are – and will be – the absolute most pressing need in the East Texas areas most severely affected by the storm. These families suffering today may be a bit far away, but they are very much our neighbors. They need our help now, and they’ll need it for some time to come.
All are welcome, so please spread the word. If you cannot attend, donations can be made via www.ghcf.org
. Other well-known disaster relief agencies are also a safe bet to ensure your donation gets to those who need it most. For example, you can donate to the Salvation Army at www.salvationarmyusa.org
I hope to see you on the 7th as our community comes together.