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Austin Hurricane Harvey Relief

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AUSTIN - Of TD’s more than 2,300 employees, our Houston operations have 370 TDPartners (TD employee-owners) who have been affected by Hurricane Harvey. Specifically, about 10% of this workforce may have significant damage to their homes and autos. However, our office there was spared because of its location on the North side of the city.



    There were 30 employees who remained downtown for the first five days of the storm, staying to help clients with operations and maintenance of city facilities, including George R. Brown Convention Center, which housed 10,000 refugees. They also supported key city buildings like the 911 Call Center.

    On Wednesday of the storm week, service teams were out in force to assist additional customers, and in the coming weeks and months, more people will assist with the workload.

     In the past week, donations of water, diapers, baby supplies and baby clothing, non-perishable food/canned goods, paper plates, plastic utensils, paper towels, batteries, large black trash bags, outdoor gloves, rubber gloves, flash lights, bug spray, 1st aid kits, Styrofoam coolers, new socks and underwear, and comfortable clothes (sweats, etc.) for the Partners in the Houston area. They also collected  donations of Partners’ vacation days and/or money to distribute to Partners in need. Houston employees not affected by the storm have been helping other employees with clean up, offering temporary housing, assisting with rescue operations, donating, and volunteering in the community. -rd

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Reesa Doebbler reesa@constructionnews.net