Beck Redden Helps After Hurricane Harvey
- September 27, 2017
The aftermath of Hurricane Harvey left thousands in the Greater Houston area in need of help, and Beck Redden attorneys and staff were there to provide it. In addition to rescuing their own neighbors with boats and helping rip out damaged sheet rock, our lawyers mobilized with the Houston Bar Association (HBA) and Houston Volunteer Lawyers Association to provide legal aid to those in need. Almost 900 members of the HBA volunteered, or registered to volunteer in the future, to help those impacted by the hurricane. Attorneys answered calls for a daily LegalLine program; staffed legal assistance booths at shelters, Disaster Recovery Centers, and legal clinics; and volunteered to represent low-income residents with legal problems related to the storm through the HBA’s Houston Volunteer Lawyers Association.
Hurricane evacuees staying in shelters needed guidance and assistance regarding insurance – some lost paperwork in the torrential flood waters, Federal Emergency Management Agency Funds, and on how will they will receive current governmental funds like Social Security checks during a time of displacement. The Firm also had staff members volunteering at shelters and as interpreters to help ensure those who are not native English speakers asked the right questions to get their needed answers.
The city of Houston came together during this unprecedented local disaster, and Beck Redden played a role in helping our neighbors and the greater community. There will be challenges ahead for many months to come and the Firm intends to continue providing service whenever and wherever it is needed.