We want to thank our IABC global community for your concern about Houston and the areas of Texas and Louisiana impacted by Hurricane Harvey. Living with the threat of hurricanes is something we do here on the coast, and it’s heartening to see others stepping up to help those in need. Although some IABC members have had problems, most that we’ve heard from are doing okay under the circumstances.

For those interested in donating, funds given to the Red Cross will benefit Hurricane Harvey victims. Go to redcross.org, call 1-800-RED CROSS or text the word HARVEY to 90999 to make a $10 donation.

We’re looking forward to welcoming everyone Oct. 25-27 to connect17 in Houston so you can experience firsthand the generous, kind and caring people of Texas. Our venue, The Magnolia Hotel, is ready to host the Southern Region Conference and our speaker line-up is stellar.

Mary H Francis
IABC Southern Region Chair and Native Houstonian