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As you are well aware, Hurricane Harvey has brought great devastation to the people of Texas. With damages estimated to be in the tens of billions of dollars, and years of recovery ahead, the affected communities need all the help that can be afforded.

On September 8, in response to requests from the Houston and Texas Brush Country (Corpus Christi) chapters, the Executive Committee approved funding grants in an amount equal to each chapter's 30 percent for 2017. These contributions, coming from the contingency fund, total more than $51,000.

The Houston chapter will use its grant to provide assistance to those hardest hit in the middle to low income neighborhoods. On behalf of SCI, chapter members will go door-to-door, presenting Lowe's gift cards, so that rebuilding efforts can begin immediately. With this, and its own financial assistance, the chapter's goal is to bring relief to 100 families.

The Texas Brush Country chapter will be forwarding its grant to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation. This will provide financial support to the employees of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, from which at least four game wardens have completely lost their homes while dozens of other employees' homes have suffered extensive damage.

SCI Foundation has raised an additional $70,000 so far to assist with these efforts. If you would like to make a donation, click here and designate your contribution to "Hurricane Relief."

Safari Club International - First For Hunters is the leader in protecting the freedom to hunt and in promoting wildlife conservation worldwide. SCI's approximately 200 Chapters represent all 50 of the United States as well as 106 other countries. SCI's proactive leadership in a host of cooperative wildlife conservation, outdoor education and humanitarian programs, with the SCI Foundation and other conservation groups, research institutions and government agencies, empowers sportsmen to be contributing community members and participants in sound wildlife management and conservation. Visit the home page, or call (520) 620-1220 for more information.

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