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The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) is reaching out to manufacturers in Texas to offer their assistance and coordinate efforts with business leaders in the area. In a message to supporters sent Sunday, NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons stated:

“Our thoughts and prayers are with manufacturers in Texas, the first responders assisting with the storm response and all families impacted by this weekend’s storm in the Gulf region. We are in touch with NAM staff on the ground, the Texas Association of Business, the Texas Association of Manufacturers, as well as other business leaders in the Houston area. We are also receiving updates from FEMA, which is coordinating the federal response. According to the National Hurricane Center, rainfall amounts of 18 to 30 inches have occurred in the Houston metro area and life-threatening flooding will continue to occur over a large portion of South Central and Southeast Texas. In addition, several tornadoes have been reported in the Houston area, with damage observed in many of the surrounding communities.

“If you or your company would like to support the response and recovery efforts, it’s recommended that you do so via the American Red Cross. Financial contributions can be made by clicking here and in-kind contributions can be offered by clicking here. You can also text “Harvey” to 990999 to donate $10 to Red Cross.

“If you are a manufacturer impacted by the storm, please let us know if there is anything that we can do to help you and your team. The Texas Association of Business has established a resource center for business recovery—to receive requests for assistance. Resources for businesses in the area are being coordinated by FEMA, details are here and tools for individuals seeking assistance can be found here. We will keep you posted on other ways that manufacturers can help all those impacted by the storm.”