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Ronald C. Green

At-Large Four

Houston City Council Member Ronald C. Green and Local Community Partners Call For Disaster Relief For Victims of Hurricane Katrina

Houston, TX Hurricane Katrina has caused catastrophic damage to Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. Across the Gulf Coast, Katrina engulfed thousands of homes and decimated the landscape in what has become the most destructive storm in recent U.S. history. Victims are stranded and are in need of immediate medical care, food and water, and thousands of people will need temporary housing. In response to this tragedy, Houston City Council Member Ronald C. Green will partner with individuals and community organizations to provide assistance to victims of Hurricane Katrina.

Council Member Ronald C. Green, along with NFL Superstar Bobby Taylor, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, the National Pan-Hellenic Council, BFI Waste, 100 Black Men of America Houston Chapter, Houston Black Fire Fighters Association and the National Association for Black Public Administrators Houston Chapter are encouraging citizens to drop off water, nonperishable items, such as diapers, can goods and powdered milk to the Golden Corral located at 3033 South Loop West 610 and South Main, on Friday, September 2, 2005 from 7:30 A.M. to 12 Noon. Councilman Green stated, Houston has many ties to Louisiana and we are united in our efforts to assist displacd citizens. Houston is a city filled with people who care and are willing to share whatever we have and actively assist people whose lives have been changed forever. I encourage everyone to make a conscious effort to get involved. As neighbors in the Gulf Coast area, we also live with the possibility of catastrophic storms and share in the sense of incalculable loss."

NFL Superstar Bobby Taylor, owner of Mzone Fashions, stated Those of us who have been blessed in our lives have a responsibility to those who are less fortunate. I am eager to help the victims of Hurricane Katrina and encourage all who can, to do the same.

Attorney Larry V. Green, president of the Houston Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., said, "The citizens of New Orleans are engulfed in utter and total devastation. The members of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., are devoted to assisting victims of Hurricane Katrina.

The local chapter of the National Pan-Hellenic Council is currently engaging in several collaborative efforts to assist the victims of Hurricane Katrina. This is the time for members of the Black-Greek Letter Organizations to answer the call to help uplift those in need during this difficult time," said Tony Williams, president of the National Pan-Hellenic Council of Houston and the Community Relations Representative of BFI Waste.

Frazier Wilson, Vice President of Programs for 100 Black Men of America - Houston Chapter stated, The 100 Black Men of America Houston Chapter will be assisting victims with food, housing, clothing and school supplies and our prayers go out to the families and friends of those who were affected by this terrible tragedy.

Otis Jordan of the Houston Black Fire Fighters Association stated, New Orleans is our neighbor and the Houston Black Firefighters Association is dedicated to helping those in need, especially when disaster strikes.

Bonita Cade, president of the National Association for Black Public Administrators -Houston Chapter stated, New Orleans is in the midst of total disaster and devastation; therefore, we encourage and challenge all members of the economic community to get involved in the effort to assist the citizens from Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama.

Councilman Ronald Green stated, Houston is proud to have good neighbors such as A-Rocket Moving and Storage, the Golden Corral at South Loop 610 and South Main, NFL Superstar, Bobby Taylor, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, the National Pan-Hellenic Council, BFI Waste, 100 Black Men of America - Houston Chapter, Houston Black Fire Fighters Association, and the National Association for Black Public Administrators - Houston Chapter .

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