On the evening of Friday August 25th, the strongest Hurricane to make landfall in over a decade unleashed its devastation over the coast of Texas. In thedays following Hurricane Harvey,the Gulf coast of Texas was devastatedwith high winds and over 50 inches of rain. As the watersrose, Public Safety Employees went to work.Law enforcement, firefighters, EMS andthe heroes behind the headset - 911 Telecommunicators - worked day in and day out to serve their communities. Many of those helping would lose their own property and in some cases their own family members. Many of these employees worked for days,unable to return home and unableto communicate with family or knowing whether they had a home left to go backto. As the waters begin to recede, the needs for these families are becoming greater every day. 911 Telecommunicators from the entire Texas coastline need our help.
The Denise Amber Lee Foundation, Texas APCO, The Healthy Dispatcher, Texas NENA Team911 and IXII have come together to create this fundraiser to help theseunsungHeroes. All donations are appreciated and100%ofallproceeds will be distributed to these families who have lost family or property during this tragic event. With a donation of $20 or more, you may receive a #TEXASSTRONG T-Shirt (see below) that has been custom-designed to help with this Fund!
If you are paying by check, please make checks out to "2017 Texas Public Safety Conference" send as soon as possible to the following address: