Hurricane Harvey:  What we’re doing and how you can help immediately

We’ve donated $100,000 to a localized relief fund, will deliver supplies to evacuee shelters, and are helping victims directly.  Here are three ways you can join us and help — right now. 

Help ease the suffering in Houston:  Donate now. 

We’ve made a company donation in the amount of $100,000 to the Greater Houston Community Foundation’s hurricane relief fund

We chose this organization because they’re local to Houston (instead of a huge national group) and work with many boots-on-the-ground non-profits to help with the rescue operations and rebuild.  This fund was started by Houston’s mayor in the wake of the hurricane.  Right now, they’re in rescue mode and providing for basic needs — water, shelter, medical emergencies, and essential supplies. 

Click here to donate. 

Every penny counts now.  Your gift in any amount — $10, $50, $500, or more — will go to very good use. 

Long term, with thousands of homes and businesses lost, the need is unfathomable.  They’ll step in and help with costs insurance won’t cover — extended hotel stays, uninsured damages, medical expenses, and so on. 

Help your colleagues directly:  Spread the word. 

Our minds are on the safety and future of our clients and peers.  We’ve already deferred all payments of any kind for clients we have in the affected counties — in both south Texas and southwestern Louisiana.  We will also help those drastically affected directly rebuild their lives in any way we can. 

If you know of appraisers, agents, mortgage professionals, or inspectors affected by this, and who need help rebuilding, let us know and tell them to contact us at 1-800-ALAMODE or email relief@alamode.com We can and will help, as we did after Katrina, Sandy, and other natural disasters. 

Helping survivors in Texas shelters:  Drop off goods. 

Our employees, their families, and other donators from around the Oklahoma City metro gathered supplies for the evacuee shelters set up in Dallas.  On Thursday, August 31st, we sent a moving truck filled with essentials like diapers, baby wipes, formula, hygiene products, non-perishable food items, socks, and more, off to Dallas. 

The devastation in Houston is real, and it’s important for us to come together to help those in need.  So, thank you to everyone who helped make this happen! 

Interior of moving truck with supplies
Supplies going to Harvey
a la mode employees loading truck
Penske truck used for sending supplies

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What we know

  • $20,000,000,000 Potential estimated damage in Houston alone 1
  • 130MPH Wind speed when Harvey made landfall in Texas 1
  • 40" Rainfall over the first 4 days of storms 1
  • 50" Top end forecast of rainfall 1
  • 99,000+ Homes in the greater Houston area without power 2
  1. https://weather.com/storms/hurricane/news/hurricane-harvey-by-the-numbers
  2. http://gis.centerpointenergy.com/outagetracker/ - data as shown on 8/28/17

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