Space City Houston Leads Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts

Oct 03, 2017 – Deltasigs from across the Gulf Western Region acted swiftly as Hurricane Harvey developed into a Category 4 hurricane.

As Harvey made landfall in Rockport, a number of brothers from San Antonio to Austin Alumni Chapters quickly offered their homes, couches, and extra bedrooms to Deltasigs and others evacuating north. Gulf Western RVP Musanna Al-Muntasir coordinated the safety of brothers and chapters as he was evacuating himself with his family. 

Brothers from around Texas started helping in relief efforts and helping each other. Working with a local charity in Houston, The Friends of the Phoenix, Space City Houston helped with transporting meals to a shelter on the city's outskirts. The effort would later serve over 2,000 meals to first responders in the National Guard operating shelters for flood evacuees. After hearing of the flooded home of our 2001 Lifetime Achievement awardee Frank Busch, Sam Houston State, several including Rufis Estis, Louisiana Tech, his wife Brenda, Jeff Berlat and Gilbert Landras, both Houston, pulled together to salvage and clean out the damage that was left behind. 

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As the city assessed initial damages, Space City Houston received a call from Steve Parker, Houston, telling them a neighborhood was overlooked. With donations from Deltasigs around the country, they helped more than 100 families that next day. Afterward, the chapter raised additional money and donations for 125 cleaning kits and other supplies. From left: Joelle Berlat, Gilbert Landras, both Houston; Monica Wascom; Lara Mullen, Texas A&M-College Station; Arturo Perez, Texas-El Paso; and Derry Webb, Houston. 
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