September floodplains

Like everyone across the nation, our club is watching with horror as the waters recede to reveal ruin across Texas and Louisiana. In Houston alone, about 40,000 people were in shelters on the storm’s busiest night – and that’s about how many homes Hurricane Harvey will have destroyed, according to Red Cross estimates.

We’re adding a fundraiser to our September meeting. Give to Texas, get a club renewal. But Texas is big, and the numbers are staggering. If you were to take The Donald’s supposed $1 million and scatter it from Air Force One, it would have turned to pennies by the time it hit the ground.

President Kat Anderson has a close personal friend nearby. He and his neighborhood are fine. But their eyes and hearts are looking west to Katy, a small town west of Houston. He asked that we help The Fellowship, a local church, as they help neighbors in a town that looks too often like this.

We’re running a promotion at our September meeting to help our Lone Star brethren. On 9/28, bring a check made out to The Fellowship, or make a donation online at http://www.thefellowship.org/disaster-relief and bring the confirmation to the meeting.

Your donation in the amount of your normal club dues – or more! – serves as your 2018 renewal. For those of us bringing checks, the club will bundle them up and send them along. The Fellowship is an accredited 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization.

And remember, 2018 will be a very big election year. You don’t want to miss out on our endorsements and events.

Give to Katy. Get from the club. It’s the least we can do.

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