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SGI-USA Responds to Texas Floods

Statement of condolences from SGI-USA on flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey.

Photo: Tony Lee.


The members of SGI-USA send their deepest condolences to everyone impacted by the massive flooding in Houston and the surrounding Gulf Coast region caused by Hurricane Harvey, especially the displaced and the surviving families of the deceased. The scale of the disaster is difficult to comprehend.

SGI volunteers and staff are working diligently in our local SGI-USA center in Houston to support the disaster relief effort, in some cases despite having to evacuate from their own homes. Joined by additional volunteers from Dallas, San Antonio, Austin and Killeen, everyone worked hand-in-hand to make an initial delivery of essential goods on Aug. 29. These included potable water, nonperishable food, and cleaning and sanitary items. This was accomplished in spite of transportation and travel conditions that were challenging and hazardous.

Photo: Raul Teran.
How can I donate?
You can visit the Greater Houston Community Foundation Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund, or any other reputable organization.

SGI President Ikeda sent a message of condolence and encouragement on Aug. 29, 2017. The SGI-USA will be in close contact with our local organizations throughout the affected areas to track the safety and well-being of every individual and their families, while providing support on an ongoing basis.

 

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