Community & Media Advisory

"FLOOD RELIEF IN THE BLACK COMMUNITY MOVING FORWARD"

(REPORT TO THE PEOPLE)

On Monday, June 18, 2001 at 7:30pm at the National Black United Front (NBUF) Houston Chapter's headquarters (2428 Southmore, Houston, Texas 77004) members continued to sort and distribute flood relief items. What started as a small three day campaign to help a few families has blossomed into a bigger project due to the positive community response. NBUF estimates that if donations continue to come in the effort will be able to touch 100+ families.

As tropical storm Allison reeked havoc on the Houston community over a week ago large and small relief efforts from all quarters have sought to meet the needs of those affected. Complaints have emerged from some flood victims in the African-American community ranging from lack of media coverage and slow emergency response to unequal distribution of donated items in our communities. In a disaster of this magnitude all levels of operation and assistance have been stretched beyond their limits. Therefore, it is critical that the African-American institutions step up to the plate along with all others to meet the needs of the people.

NBUF has been supported by or worked in conjunction with the following businesses and organizations: The Black Heritage Society, Holiday Food Market, C'Phil's Piano Bar & Grill and S.H.A.P.E. Community Center. In addition, we have donated to the flood relief drives of KCOH radio and KTSU radio. The need is so massive we strongly encourage our community to continue to serve the people.

For More Information Contact:
NBUF—Houston Chapter (713) 526-7478
2428 Southmore
Houston, Texas 77004


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