Adopt a Chamber and Community

Ways to Help our Adopted Chamber/Community – Houston Northwest Chamber of Commerce and Community

The Frisco Chamber of Commerce will be adopting the Houston Northwest Chamber of Commerce and community as part of the TCCE/TAB Disaster Recovery Initiative.  The goal of the “Adopt a Chamber/Community” program is to come alongside affected chambers and assist them during the long-term recovery period, as well as engage community partners and local businesses to assist in meeting the needs of the impacted community. Other Texas chambers of commerce and several out of state chambers have adopted Texas chambers/communities along the coastline. In fact, several of the hardest hit areas have been adopted by more than one chamber because the needs are immense. The goal of TCCE/TAB is to engage additional Texas and out of state chambers as part of the “Adopt A Chamber/Community” program. After assessing the needs of northwest Harris County and learning of the efforts of the Houston Northwest Chamber of Commerce, the Frisco Chamber is proud to adopt the Houston Northwest Chamber of Commerce and community.

Read Community Impact Article HERE to see the impacted areas.

Individuals and Employees: Donate to the Hurricane Harvey Business Relief Grant Fund for Northwest Harris County

The Grant Fund is intended to provide small grants to help with immediate business expenses related to business recovery for those businesses in northwest Harris County that experienced flooding damage as a result of Hurricane Harvey. Sadly, the SBA reports that after disasters, 40% of the businesses never reopen. Our goal, along with the Houston Northwest Chamber of Commerce, is to reduce that percentage measurably. Find additional information HE

RE. When you make a donation, please use #FriscoFriends in the comment section.

 

 

Businesses: Support the Houston Northwest Chamber of Commerce

The Houston Northwest Chamber of Commerce immediately became a resource for the flooded business community. Their website and social media accounts were up and running with resources, including an Emergency Resources Page with details on business requirements, flood recovery tips, and ways to get involved in donating and volunteering. In addition, the Houston Northwest Chamber revised its monthly Lunch N Learn to bring in a speaker from the SBA to provide disaster recovery resources. Registration fees were waived for damaged businesses.

The Frisco Chamber of Commerce asks you to support the Houston Northwest Chamber of Commerce so that they can continue to be a valuable resource for their business community. As businesses incur the cost of the hurricane, such as physical damage and lost revenue,  the membership revenue of the Houston Northwest Chamber will naturally decline. We ask our thriving Frisco business community to help by paying for a half ($250), one year ($500), or multiple annual memberships for a Harris County business.

You can sponsor a Houston Northwest Chamber of Commerce membership

Recovery and beyond! Support a Similar Business

As this program progresses, another goal is to match similar Frisco businesses with like northwest Harris County businesses. Imagine a flooded Houston church being taken under wing by a Frisco church, a tradesman helping a Houston tradesman, or a Frisco public or private school helping a flooded school. The needs are great! Stay tuned!

Learn More About the Houston Northwest Chamber of Commerce HERE.

Follow the Houston Northwest Chamber of Commerce on Twitter and Facebook for the latest info. #FriscoFriends #SupportNWHarris

Texans always unite at times like this. TAB (Texas Association of Business) has established a hotline for businesses to connect to the resources they need as the rebuilding begins. The hotline can be reached at (512) 637-7714 and is available to all businesses and not just limited to TAB members. More information can be found HERE.
More Resources:
If your business has a branch or location affected by the hurricane or if you know other business owners and leaders in affected communities, please share this information.

American Red Cross: The Red Cross has launched a massive response to this devastating storm and needs financial donations to be able to provide immediate disaster relief. Help people affected by Hurricane Harvey by donating online HERE, calling 1- 800-RED CROSS or texting the word HARVEY to 90999 to make a $10 donation.

The Salvation Army: The Salvation Army disaster teams from across the country are mobilizing, ready to provide physical, emotional and spiritual care to survivors and relief workers. They will remain in communities impacted, supporting long-term disaster recovery efforts and providing ongoing assistance to those in need. Donate online HERE.


US Chamber of Commerce Corporate Aid Tracker:

In the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey making landfall, the business community is mobilizing their expertise, capabilities, and community resources to assist with the relief and recovery efforts. Use this form to submit how your company is aiding in the Hurricane Harvey relief and recovery efforts. View the list of corporate aid HERE.