According to Google, Hurricane Harvey made landfall on August 26, 2017 in Texas as a Category 4 storm and Level 7 disaster, the highest American Red Cross disaster designation. It’s the most powerful hurricane to hit the United States in a decade. Initial reports estimate that several hundred thousand people have been temporarily displaced or affected by this storm.
Hurricane Harvey has brought historic levels of damage to Houston and the surrounding areas, and the damage will continue to mount even after the water begins to recede. We’ve had an opportunity to talk to several of our Houston-based partners, and many are still struggling to survive each day. They’ve shared stories of families living out of the office because their homes are underwater and offices completely destroyed. Needless to say, business as usual has taken a back seat for many. They aren’t ready to think about what they need.
Support Partners in Need Donate Now >>
That’s where we come in as a community, to support our partners as they face personal and business catastrophes that defy belief. We are a community like no other, and now is the time to show our strength. We rely on one another for a lot more than just business best practices. At a time of tragedy, we’re here to help our partners survive as entrepreneurs and reestablish their successful businesses, so we’re raising $750,000 to meet their needs.
You can make a difference for every one of these partners in a time of desperate need. ConnectWise will match all donations to ConnectWise.com/HelpNow. We’ll match your donation 2-1 up to $250,000.
We’re also combining our strengths with vendor partners, including HTG Hands that Give, to make sure everyone makes it through the initial and residual damage. Those that were lucky enough to avoid catastrophic damage are eager to help those in the area who were not as lucky. If you’re a vendor looking to help support these partners, who help make your business a success, now is the time to show your support when they need it more than ever.
If you’re a partner that needs our support, you can reach out with your information and we’ll be in touch with support and understanding. Whether it’s now or in the days, weeks, and months to come, our long-term goal is to continue supporting our partners through recovery and rebuilding efforts. We are focused on close connections with our partners all over the world, connecting those who can help with those who desperately need it. We are creating a structure of immediate support, strengthened by longer-term efforts to boost recovery for everyone impacted by the incredible devastation. We’re standing by, ready to do everything we can.
Now is the time to support your fellow community members when they need it most.