Hurricane Business Recovery … Not Preparation

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    So when I started this blog post my ideas was to list and describe all of the necessary things you need to do after a devastating storm. I didn’t want to create a laundry list of what you should have done before the storm. At this point, it’s too late and maybe in poor taste as folks are trying to get their lives back. Right now, in Houston, we needed something that helped businesses recover.

    I spent some time volunteering last week at Common Threads but felt that wasn’t enough. Since I am no good with a hammer and my services are rather abstract, I thought that one way I could help was to create a website that will gather various recovery resources that directly benefit businesses.

    I created the Hurricane Business Recovery website to collect various government and private resources and donations sites. Things like donating office equipment, shredding destroyed computers, and office space are being offered but not many people know about it.

    Shout out to Growthli, a Houston-based co-working and learning center, for all they are doing!

    I hope to keep adding local Houston businesses that are doing what they can to help other companies get back to work. If you know of anyone or any company that is donating their time, their business services or is accepting donations on behalf of businesses, please complete this Google form; We’d love to add more!

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    Christina Hawkins

    Since 1999, Christina has been designing and building exceptional websites partnering with small businesses to help them grow and increase revenue. With many years of experience in creating thousands of websites, she understands the need for continuing education in her field and, therefore, is constantly learning and teaching others about internet marketing and digital processes. In addition to her ability as a digital marketer, Christina serves as a coach and mentor with Agency Mavericks to other digital marketing freelancers, helping them grow their businesses. She is a sponsor and co-leader of Houston's WordPress Meetup. Recently, she spearheaded the next Houston WordCamp 2020 as its coordinator after a 10 year hiatus. She is currently President of the Houston Interactive Marketing Association.


    1. Donna on October 11, 2017 at 12:00 pm

      Wow! This is an extraordinary idea for Houston, and any of the areas devastated by recent natural disasters. Good for you, Christina Hawkins.

      • Christina Hawkins on October 17, 2017 at 1:06 am

        Aw… thanks, Donna.

    2. Kendra Springfield on December 4, 2017 at 1:25 am

      Nice idea! Really happy for you Christina. Great hope in the midst of disaster.

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