It's been nearly two months since Hurricane Harvey made landfall in Texas, leaving mass ruin and destruction in its wake. Since then, Houston has been on a long path toward recovery with many Heery employees, clients and business partners experiencing the direct effects of this unfathomable tragedy. However, such tragedy didn’t hinder the level of support Heery employees have shown one another and the care and concern we have for our communities. Heery teams across the country rallied to help Houston with employees raising over $16,000 for the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund.
Despite enduring first-hand, the destruction of their beloved homes and city, Heery’s Houston team demonstrated resilience – making calls and visiting clients at Houston Community College and Houston Independent School District to ensure students were safe and cared for during this distressing time.
The strength of the Heery capacity to uplift the Houston community did not go unnoticed by the Houston community and Mayor Sylvester Turner. Heery Senior Associate Eric Wilson, on behalf of all Heery employees, presented the city of Houston $16,000 toward assistance to student educational programs and facilities affected by the storm.
The ceremony took place at Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston earlier this month. During the event, the city announced that the first 10% ($7.6 million) raised for the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund would be used to repair homes, provide food, supplies and shelter for Harvey victims.
Mayor Turner recognized Heery for being part of the solution, uplifting the community while looking beyond politics. Heery’s contribution, coming from the hard-earned dollars of its people, stood out as an example of one community of people working together to bring comfort and aid to another community. Generosity, compassion and a desire to give from the heart, our employees make up a strong company culture that’s based on unity, advocacy and support.