To all Laredo Border Chapter API Members/STX oilfield organizational family and friends,
Thanks for the amazing effort last weekend in Tivoli, Texas where we fed over 1200 people. We fed all law enforcement, first responders, military and victims of Hurricane Harvey.
We were also recognized by the State of Texas as Disaster Relief Liaison for our efforts in feeding victims in Rockport (September 2nd) and Tivoli (September 9th).
The Laredo Border Chapter API also strongly appreciates the support from the Central Texas AADE Chapter, Bruington Engineering, Black Brush Oil and Gas, Hector Rangel (EOG), Chips Olds (Stabil Drill), Energy First Engineering and several other operators, vendors and friends who funded and supported our efforts. Special Thanks to the Zapata County Sheriff’s Office (Deputy Chief Del Bosque), Zapata County and several operators from Zapata for also working side by side with our awesome team effort!
We will continue cooking and serving meal efforts in 2 weeks (September 23rd) in a city to be decided next week.
Trey Cranford will lead the clean-up efforts this weekend in Port Aransas. I will be sending an email from Trey that lays out the game plan for this weekend.
Please keep up with us on our Border Chapter API FB page and I will be sending an email by next Friday regarding our plans for September 23rd.
Again Thank you and God Bless you all!
2017 Laredo Border Chapter API President
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FROM TREY CRANFORD
Weekend #3 Plans:
We will be in Port Aransas, TX with an ARMY of volunteer workers on Saturday. The area was devastated by Hurricane Harvey and is not getting a lot of help at this point. We are now involved in the crisiscleanup.org system to help supply volunteer support for those affected by Hurricane Harvey. To keep it simple, teams have started soliciting information from families/businesses that need help and their needs are recorded in a database that is available for organizations providing support. The information is put in the database and a “job ticket” is created. The type of work is then represented on a map with several different icons. You can click on the icon and pull up specific details. Port Aransas is still without basic infrastructure so they have been overlooked by many of the volunteer organizations because the data has not been available. (I have attached a screenshot of Aransas Pass data as well as Port Aransas data–what a difference having basic infrastructure makes when you are able to disseminate information!) I have been to Port A several times and was there again on Tuesday. The town has been obliterated! (Google Earth has updated their satellite images from after the storm and you can take a birds eye view to see what I am talking about)
We will have a safety meeting at 8:00 AM in the empty lot at Alister and Avenue C. Over the past two weeks we have been in Woodsboro, TX and Tivoli, TX and have been fortunate enough to have over 650 volunteers show up to lend a hand. The most important commodity right now is MANPOWER! If you can make it out to Port A it would be greatly appreciated! We have more and more folks joining in to help from throughout the state! I have also attached a satellite image map of where we will be meeting. Street signs are down along with many of the landmarks so I decided to try to provide as many landmarks as possible in the sat image to make the meeting/staging area easier to find. If you are coming from Corpus, TX361 turns into Alister so you will just stay going straight the entire time. On the corner of Ave C you will see “Camp David” where folks have been supporting Port A since Tuesday after the storm. We have the entire city block for our use. If you can’t make it out Saturday, donations of Contractor Trash bags, light construction materials (for temporary repair), and lawn and garden tools are needed. I hope to see you Saturday! PLEASE SHARE AMONGST YOUR NETWORKS–THE MORE THE MERRIER WHEN IT COMES TO ACCOMPLISHING THE TASK AT HAND!
We all really appreciate the support from the Central Texas AADE Chapter, Bruington Engineering, Black Brush Oil and Gas, Hector Rangel (EOG), Chips Olds (Stabil Drill), Energy First Engineering and several other operators, vendors and friends that have been ever so supportive over the past few weeks! The Zapata County Sheriff’s Office (Deputy Chief Del Bosque), Zapata County and several operators from Zapata that have joined us in our efforts over the past few weeks and I personally wanted to thank you all for your support!
Especially all Laredo Border Chapter API members including Luis Cortes, Oscar Liendo, Norbert Reyes, Imelda Burato, Frank and Nena Harsacky, Israel Lozano, Cat and Jennifer Medina, Joel and Jeanette Chapa, Anibal and Lory Salinas, Tony Gonzales, David Alvarado and all volunteers that have done an amazing job providing meals. Those meals have been the talk of the town!! Cooks are Rudy Sandoval, Jose Hernandez and Abelardo Jimenez.
It is often not stated enough but I feel it is very important to also thank Robert and Vero Chavez, for the countless number of hours they invest in not only the community but the API groups as a whole!
This will be an ongoing effort.
To all supporters (Financial/Spiritual) we appreciate everything and we are planning to continue helping these fellow Texans in need.
Thank you everyone and be safe in your travels.
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