Unity in Disasters, Inc. recognized with a proclamation from Mayor Sylvester Turner honoring Harvey Heroes.
This official proclamation was presented on December 14, 2017.
WHEREAS, on the weekend of August 26, 2017, the greater Houston area experienced a life-altering natural disaster. Houstonians dealt with devastating losses due to the effects of Hurricane Harvey. Through compassionate organizations willing to serve during this difficult time, Houston has remained resilient in its recovery efforts; and,
WHEREAS, Unity in Disasters, Inc.’s is a nonprofit organization with a mission
to expedite response and recovery time for services and supplies after a disaster
for affected communities. It does this by partnering with organizations and
agencies to streamline efforts and information for communities by sharing
valuable and informative details of every major disaster relief activity and collaboration around the globe; and,
WHEREAS, with Joe Gilliom, founder of Unity in Disasters, Inc., leading the way, the nonprofit was there to assist, along with numerous donors and partners. The collaborative effort provided the distribution of more than 25 truck loads of food and relief supplies, and also served more than 200 churches and community points of distribution in the Houston area. Additionally, Jacksonville, Florida received 7,000 pounds of chicken and 90,000 pounds of relief supplies were provided to Puerto Rico for their natural disaster relief; and,
WHEREAS, on December 14, 2017, Unity in Disasters, Inc. will be honored for its selfless contributions to Houston and beyond following Hurricane Harvey. The City of Houston commends and appreciates Unity in Disasters, Inc. and its founder, Joe Gilliom for their compassion during a historic disaster, as their selflessness is greatly appreciated by the many people who benefited from their unwavering generosity.
THEREFORE, I, Sylvester Turner, Mayor of the City of Houston, hereby proclaim December 14, 2017, as Unity in Disasters, Inc. Day