FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 12, 2021
Harris County OHSEM and the Correa Family Foundation are Teaming Up to Help Underserved Families
(Harris County, TX) – Harris County Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Management (HCOHSEM) is collaborating with the Carlos Correa Foundation to help designated underserved families across the county.
This joint effort consists of donating emergency preparedness kits to families in need, who will also receive a 45-Day 1- person super food vault and a 72-Hour survival pack with food, water, and gear. In addition, the foundation will donate personal protective equipment to HCOHSEM.
“The Correa Family Foundation is committed to helping our underserved communities in Harris County for the upcoming hurricane season,” said Carlos Correa.
This donation is part of the Correa Family Foundation's commitment to support organizations responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“We are grateful to the Correa Family Foundation for this generous donation,” said Mark Sloan, Harris County Emergency Management Coordinator. ”Partnerships like this show how our communities can get through the pandemic if we work together.”
Remember, it is important to stay informed before, during and after a hurricane. Sign up to receive weather and emergency alerts at www.readyharris.org closely monitor the news media during an emergency. Your local officials and this office will provide information about current conditions, evacuations and re-entry. Residents can also follow ReadyHarris on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.
ABOUT THE CORREA FAMILY FOUNDATION
The Correa Family Foundation is a nonprofit 501c3 organization founded by Carlos Correa and his family. Their goal is to provide transformative experiences and financial support to children battling cancer and their families.
As part of their mission, the organization also supports communities affected by natural disasters such as hurricanes, flooding, earthquakes, and most recently the COVID-19 pandemic.
HCOHSEM is a national model of best practices in emergency planning, preparation, response, and recovery. HCOHSEM helps prepare, safeguard and protect the residents and property of Harris County from the effects of disasters through effective planning, preparation, response, and recovery activities. HCOHSEM collaborates with regional transportation, industry, healthcare, education, and non-profit groups to ensure Harris County is resilient and ready to respond to any emergency. Harris County is the third largest county in the United States, covering 1,777 square mile
The Correa Family Foundation
Harris County Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Management
National Association of Christian Churches Disaster Services
Good of the People
Interview opportunity with the Correa Family Foundation and HCOHSEM
Saturday, August 14, 2021 from 1:00-4:00 p.m.
Harris County OHSEM Warehouse: 328 W 38th street, Houston, TX 77018.
This is a closed media event and not open to the public.