SecureView to Donate $100,000 to Red Cross Harvey Relief Efforts
Safeguard in the News
August 29, 2017
The effects of devastation from Tropical Storm Harvey’s are still being felt across southeast Texas as the storm moves toward Louisiana. Multiple news sources have reported that nearly 50 inches of rain has fallen in the Houston area alone, and resulting floods have caused thousands to flee their homes in search of shelter.
Relief is needed, and one company in the mortgage industry is stepping up to provide it. Robert Klein, Founder and Chairman of SecureView, LLC, announced this morning that the company will be donating $100,000 to the Red Cross specifically to provide relief to those residents and neighborhoods impacted by the storm.
The Gulf Coast is no stranger to hurricanes—in 2008 Hurricane Ike passed over Cuba and Haiti before reaching Galveston, and is blamed for nearly 200 deaths. But Tropical Storm Harvey’s ensuing flooding is most closely reminiscent to Hurricane Katrina, which made landfall in Louisiana on this day in 2005.
Klein remembers what that was like. “In 2005, I witnessed firsthand the level of devastation and destruction brought on by Hurricane Katrina, impacting families and entire communities” he said. “The epic flooding and devastation that Houston is undergoing, requires a swift and immediate response from the industry to help all the people displaced by this horrible disaster, and we are happy to do our part.”
This isn’t the first time that one of Robert Klein’s companies stepped up to provide relief fund efforts. In 2005, Safeguard Properties donated to the Hurricane Katrina relief fund and in 2012 they helped recovery efforts in communities impacted by Hurricane Sandy.
“We encourage all companies big and small in the mortgage industry to join in the relief efforts,” Klein said. “It is important that we all remain united during this difficult time.”
Source: DS News