The clean up begins from Harvey. BABC phone line and email are being monitored should you need any assistance we can provide.

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BABC connects its members to people, information and opportunities in the British American business community. This page will, hopefully, be a good reference and source for you in the coming days as the Houston area recovers from the affects of Harvey. We will be adding to this list as our members respond.

 

  • Business Services
  • City of Houston Resources
  • Clean Up
  • Donation Drop offs
  • Employment
  • FEMA Resources
  • Financial
  • Housing/Furnishings
  • Office Services
  • Office Space

 

Business Services

 

Viking Advisory Group

Viking Advisory Group is providing free assistance to business owners with applying for SBA Disaster Assistance by filling out the required paperwork.  Viking will also advise owners on other discounted non-governmental loan options. If there is a greater need, we are offering discounted loan, financial, and accounting / bookkeeping services for those affected. 

info@vikingadvisorygroup.com

Scott Schroeder at 713-416-6167.

 

Balance Coach and Consulting 

While assisting victims of Hurricane Harvey, we are now offering Disaster Recovery Coaching. We will help you negotiate the tangle of rules, regulations and bureaucracy to help you return to "normalcy" more rapidly. During this disaster, this service is offered as a Pro Bono benefit to survivors of the storm. 

Don MacCallum

Dmaccallum@balcoach.com 

 

 

City of Houston Resources

 

City of Houston Recovery Assistance Information

https://houstonrecovers.org/

 

 

CLEAN UP

 

Rugby Relief Strikers Rugby

We are organizing the rugby community to help those affected by Hurricane Harvey by assisting with demolition and clean up.  Our crews are made up of rugby players and their friends/families.  Applying on the field skills of strength, endurance, and teamwork allows us to send hardworking crews to assist affected homes.  We welcome any assistance including volunteers, hosts for volunteers, and monetary and supply donations.
 
Our website includes form for signing up for volunteering and hosting as well as a link to our GoFundMe campaign.  We also have a request for help form for those affect by Hurricane Harvey.  Just like rugby, we are inclusive of everyone.
 
Lastly, we have an Amazon wishlist for tools and protective equipment for the volunteers.
 
So far, we have helped more than 25 homes and will continue to provide assistance for several weeks to months.  Let's tackle this disaster!
 
Justin Pidgeon, President
Nicki Button, Vice President
 

 

 

 

Donation Drop offs 

 
 
Gary Greene
 

John Webster

John.Webster@garygreene.com

 

The Houston Community ToolBank
 
Lending tools to first repsonders and nonprofits for Harvey clean up. We will fill what we can, but are in desperate need of cash and more tools to give out. Our critical crisis inventory has been deployed to over 6,000 volunteers. We are simply out of many items such as push brooms, shop vac, pry bars, crow bars, fubars, sledge hammers, floor squeegees, buckets, sheetrock saws, utility knives, generators, and many more items. 

We have loaned (for free) over $200,000 in tools just in the first few days. Tool orders are going out as fast as we can fill them.

Please spread the word for us or ask your network to donate.  100% of the funds collected are tax deductible and go to buying and lending tools. Also, we are hosting a party to raise money and collect tools at Karbach (2:30-8:30) on Sept 13th if any of your members would like to attend. It's free to get in.
 
Jonathan Fisher
jonathan@brandextract.com

 

 

Employment

 

JAB Recruitment

JAB is on hand to offer anything we physically can to BABC members. We are a small team but will do anything that is required. If any of your members need labor we can surely help with the sourcing of that.

Andrew Ramsey

ADRamsay@jab-recruitment.com

 

 

FEMA RESOURCES

As the remnants of Harvey continue to drift over the Texas coast, residents and would-be contractors and volunteers have plenty of resources to link them with help, as well as volunteer and other opportunities.

Here is a partial list. Keep in mind that the situation is evolving daily and some information may change or become outdated:

https://www.fema.gov/news-release/2017/08/28/fema-shares-hurricane-harvey-resources-texas-survivors-volunteers

 

Three State of Texas/FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers will open Monday, Sept. 11, 2017, in the cities of Katy, Baytown and Houston.

Disaster recovery centers offer in-person support to individuals and businesses in 39 counties included in the Texas federal disaster declaration for Hurricane Harvey and the subsequent floods.

Recovery specialists from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), the State and other agencies will be at the centers to talk about assistance and to help anyone who needs guidance in filing an application. The new centers are at the following locations 

 

 

FINANCIAL

 

 Advancial Federal Credit Union

 

If you've been affected by the recent storms and flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey, Advancial is here to help. We can't replace what's been lost, but we can help as you begin to rebuild. 

Advancial never charges you to use ATMs at other banks and credit unions, and we refund the fees they charge. If your regular ATM is inaccessible or unavailable, you won't have to worry about fees. ​

We also offer a Disaster Assistance Loan for members who may need extra help at a low rate when insurance isn't enough. 

Other ways we can help out include: 

·         Waiving fees for our Skip-a-Payment program

·         No penalty early saving certificate withdrawals

·         Free expedited delivery for replacement debit cards, credit cards
and checks

For updates on branch closures and other disruptions in service, please visit the Advancial Facebook page. You may also reach our Member Service Center at 1.800.322.2709, Monday - Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.

 

JP Morgan Chase

Having grown up in Texas, my heart breaks for what's happening in our great state. The pictures coming out of Houston and the Texas and Louisiana coasts and the stories from our employees and customers are just unimaginable. At Chase, we hope to help as you work through this. We are donating $1 million to relief efforts by the Red Cross and other non-profits.

And here's what we are doing to help our customers in FEMA-declared areas:
Automatically waiving or refunding late fees for mortgage, credit card, business banking and auto loans and leases through September 10, 2017
Automatically waiving or refunding overdraft, service and ATM fees on consumer and business checking and savings accounts, also through September 10
Automatically providing a 90-day grace period on mortgage and home equity payments. We won't charge fees or send negative information to the credit bureaus during this 90-day time period
Opening branches as quickly as possible so you can talk to bankers and get to your safe deposit box. We started reopening some on Wednesday, but this is going to take time and we appreciate your patience. Please check your Chase Mobile® app or locator.chase.com for the latest information
Keeping our ATMs stocked with cash as much as possible

 

We want to keep in touch with you to help you get back on track, so please update your contact information – especially your phone number and temporary address where we can reach you – on chase.com from the Profile & settings page.

Click here for more details on how we can help. If you have questions about any Chase consumer or small business account, please call our special-care line at (888) 356-0023.
From all of us at Chase, we wish you the very best in the days ahead.

Sincerely,
Thasunda Duckett
Thasunda Duckett
CEO of the Consumer Bank at Chase

 

 

HOUSING AND FURNISHING

 

Houston Furniture Rental and Sales

www.furnishyourneeds.com

Hurricane Harvey has affected us all. Many Houstonians have lost homes, cars, personal belongings and more than we could ever imagine. This storm has also brought a City together at the most trying times. I am very proud to call myself a Houstonian.

Having been through several storms in this city I understand the cost associated with rebuilding and replacing our furniture.  I would like to offer you something from our company that we hope will help save you some of the cost.

Furnish Your Needs would like to offer everyone some cost relief. Our online store is now open at prices well below retail. www.furnishyourneeds.com. Financing and Layaway is available.

We will also provide free shipping and inside delivery to everyone in the Greater Houston Area.

Wishing you the best of things to come.

David Steadman

President

713-983-0833

 

Bernstein Realty

We are assisting families with their need for rental properties in all areas.

Contact information  mpiper@bernsteinrealty.com 713.932.1032 x 191

 

Switchplace

Switchplace has a few units left for immediate availability for any of our Members that may have been misplaced during the Hurricane. 

Please find attached the supporting profile pages for each community as well as the pricing listed below.

Tanglewood at Voss

2301 S. Voss

Houston, TX 77057

2 Bedroom/ 2 Bath

$140-$143 per day on a 3 month lease

$160-$163 per day on a 30 day lease

 

Lenox Trails

1002 Katy Gap Road

Katy, TX 77494

2 Bedroom/ 2 Bath

$149-$156 per day on a 3 month lease

$169-$176 per day on a 30 day lease

 

Metropole

3616 Richmond Ave,

Houston, TX 77046

2 Bedroom/ 2 Bath

$151-$158 per day on a 3 month lease

$171-$178 per day on a 30 day lease

 

Montierra

2345 Sage

Houston, TX 77056

2 Bedroom/ 2 Baths

$151-$158 per day on a 3 month lease

$171-$178 per day on a 30 day lease

 

Grand Cypress

14144 Mueachke Road,

Cypress, TX 77433

2 Bedroom/ 2 Baths

$140-$143 per day on a 3 month lease

$160-$163 per day on a 30 day lease

 

Let us know how we can help!

 

Sharon Pfeffer, GMS

Sr. Client Strategist

spfeffer@switchplace.com

 

 

OFFICE SERVICES 

Kroll Ontrack

Kroll ONtrack is sending its Data Recovery ENgineers from INniesota to Houston to support home users and businesses suffering from Data Loss affected by Hurricane Havey.

They are donating %500,000 in data recovery services. Kroll Ontrack will provide free recoveries for home users and discounte flat rate services to businesses in need from the storm.

Karen Pruitt

Karen.Pruitt@krolldiscovery.com

 

 

OFFICE SPACE

 

Savills Studley

Assistance with finding short term office space

Noah Kruger 

nkruger@savills-studley.com, 713.408.7070