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We’ve recently witnessed some of the most incredible forces of nature our world has to offer over the last few weeks. From the extraordinary beauty of the solar eclipse last month to the devastating tragedy left by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, it is hard not to have a renewed sense of awe of the magnitude of the power that can be wielded by the world in which we live.

Hurricane Harvey hit very close to home for our Chapter, and many of those we know and love experienced a direct hit. The images of Texans wading through waist-deep water, being rescued on the rooftops of their ruined houses, and dealing with the unbelievable loss of everything they owned are etched forever in our minds. We encourage our members to do what you can to help your fellow Texans. Direct links to donate funds to the American Red Cross, the Texas State Association of Fire Fighters, and the Greater Houston Community Foundation can be found on our website at ispitx.org. In addition to these organizations, there are a multitude of others also seeking donations to provide disaster assistance. Alternatively, donate your services as an HPT practitioner to help a business get back on their feet….or volunteer your services to a family to help get their house back in habitable condition. Donate food to help livestock and pets displaced by the storm. The bottom line is that there are many options to help out and get involved in the relief and rebuilding efforts to make our State whole again.

At ISPI Texas, our thoughts and prayers go out to those hit by Hurricane Harvey. If you have been impacted directly by Hurricane Harvey, please let us know how we can help. Together, we can “shoot for the moon” and restore what has been lost.

Deborah Hood,
Editor & VP of Publications