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DISASTER RESPONSE

AGC Houston Announces $100,000 for
Hurricanes Harvey & Maria Relief
IN RESPONSE TO THE RECENT STORM
devastation along the Texas Gulf Coast and
on the island of Puerto Rico, AGC Houston
recently announced its decision to donate
$100,000 to the relief efforts of Hurricane
Harvey and Maria.
"In the days and weeks following Hurricane
Harvey, we heard many stories from a number of our member companies about the
devastation that many of their employees
endured and, in many cases, are still struggling to overcome," stated AGC Houston
President/CEO Jerry Nevlud. "I am really
proud of how our board of directors was
willing to step up to support our workforce."
To that end, AGC Houston joined forces
with AGC of America, which set up a call for
funds through AGC Charities, encouraging
companies to donate and for individuals
to apply for financial help. The $100,000
pledge will be divided equally between
the two hurricane relief efforts. Donations
and applications were being accepted
through November 21, 2017. At press time,
AGC Houston received 47 applications for
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assistance, which were forwarded to AGC
of America.
AGC Houston Chairman James Bryant,
Anslow Bryant Construction, Inc. underscored the Board of Directors' support.
"We understand the extraordinary task
of rebuilding that lies ahead, and while
Houston has faced severe weather-related
disasters in the past, industry and community have always joined together to
rebuild our city and individual lives. In
the past we know that our friends in
Puerto  Rico have stepped up to assist
other cities impacted by natural disasters,
and we just wanted them to know we are
there for them as well."
Many AGC Houston member companies
set their own internal fundraisers to help
employees who suffered losses, including
wages, during that time. "Our thoughts
and prayers are with everyone who has had
to deal with this unprecedented natural
disaster and its aftermath," stated Bryant.
"It has taken a mental toll on so many of our
neighbors, friends, family and co-workers.

To Be Continued...
Be sure to watch for the Spring 2018
edition of Cornerstone, which will feature a
comprehensive look at how AGC Houston
members responded to Hurricane Harvey's
crippling effects on the city and state.
In a time of distress and displacement,
members quickly pitched in, jumping into
action to serve their fellow man through
rescue, repair and relief.
Whether it was being displaced from their
homes, losing belongings, remediating or
rebuilding their homes, or just dealing with
the stress of it all."
Now, two months past the arrival and
departure of Hurricane Harvey, memories
of those four days of wondering "will it ever
stop raining" will remain for quite a while. So
will the memories remain of those who were
there for those in need. "It was truly humbling
to see so many acts of kindness during and
after the storm and we are all so proud of this
city's incredible spirit," added Nevlud.
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Cornerstone - Winter 2017

From the Chairman of the Board, James Bryant
AGC Houston 2018 Board of Directors
Get to Know Your Newest Board Members
Disaster Response: AGC Houston Announces $100,000 for Hurricanes Harvey & Maria Relief
Social Media in Employment Update
AGC Houston Silica Task Force Releases Safety Training & Development Program Guide
Past Events
Member News
Index of Advertisers/ Advertiser.com
Cornerstone - Winter 2017 - Intro
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Cornerstone - Winter 2017 - cover1
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Cornerstone - Winter 2017 - From the Chairman of the Board, James Bryant
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Cornerstone - Winter 2017 - AGC Houston 2018 Board of Directors
Cornerstone - Winter 2017 - Get to Know Your Newest Board Members
Cornerstone - Winter 2017 - 11
Cornerstone - Winter 2017 - 12
Cornerstone - Winter 2017 - Disaster Response: AGC Houston Announces $100,000 for Hurricanes Harvey & Maria Relief
Cornerstone - Winter 2017 - Social Media in Employment Update
Cornerstone - Winter 2017 - 15
Cornerstone - Winter 2017 - AGC Houston Silica Task Force Releases Safety Training & Development Program Guide
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Cornerstone - Winter 2017 - Past Events
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Cornerstone - Winter 2017 - 20
Cornerstone - Winter 2017 - Member News
Cornerstone - Winter 2017 - Index of Advertisers/ Advertiser.com
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