As we watch news footage of the devastation in areas ravaged by Hurricane Harvey, our hearts break for the victims and their circumstances. Words cannot express our concern for those in Texas and Louisiana whose lives have been changed by these catastrophic and tragic events.
The gathering of a nation and the compassion shown by those who are volunteering their time to help is inspirational. Our hearts and prayers go out to all, victims and volunteers alike.
For those of you who have been looking for an opportunity to help, here are a few nationwide relief-effort contacts:
- The American Red Cross (http://www.redcross.org/) has a telephone hotline for donations from citizens: 1-800-HELP-NOW (1-800-435-7669).
- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is taking a lead role in coordinating the massive mobilization of resources for urban search and rescue efforts, housing, food and medical care. You can learn more on their website: http://www.fema.org.
- Feeding America (http://www.feedingamerica.org/) is the nation’s largest charitable hunger-relief organization.
Career Step is concerned for all affected, but particularly we want to reach out to Career Step students, graduates, college partners, and clients who have been impacted by this natural disaster.
If your Career Step studies or program has been interrupted or in some other way affected, please contact us as your situation allows. Email operations@CareerStep.com with your name, your student number, and a description of your circumstances, or call 888-657-5752 and select Operations. We will be providing ongoing special support options for those in need.
Career Step President and CEO