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Helping Houston

Helping Houston

Media Cause has been a proud member of the Houston community since we first opened our doors, even though we don’t have an office there. Two of our long standing clients Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance of Greater Houston and DePelchin’s Children Center have been serving the people of Houston for years (DePelchin was founded in Houston in 1892!). Like many Americans, we are devastated by the impact Hurricane Harvey has had on the people, wildlife, as well as the environment in the Houston area and we have been searching for ways to help.

We feel blessed that our clients and their employees managed to stay safe during the storm but we know there is a long road to recovery ahead. As a native Texan, I know the spirit and tenacity these folks have to get back on their feet and start rebuilding. As the immediate clean up begins to wrap up it’s essential that nonprofits serving the local communities in Houston can get back to work serving the local communities. As such, we determined that the best way for Media Cause to make an impact is to reinvest all our August revenue from Houston-based clients directly back into their communities by donating to DePelchin and DBSA. We hope more people and businesses will join us.

How To Help Houston, Immediately and Long-Term

DePelchin’s Children Center has immediate needs. They work with some of the most vulnerable communities in Houston by placing children in foster care. All of the children are safe after Hurricane Harvey, but sadly, some of these families were forced to evacuate and now facing their own darkest hours. They are accepting donations that will go directly to the children and families displaced by Harvey.

Rebuilding in Houston will take years and a lot of the efforts and media attention will only last a few months. Therefore, it is critical to support organizations that will be helping Houston cope with such a disaster in the long-term. The Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance of Greater Houston has and will continue to work on the front lines for the mental well-being of our neighbors in Houston. DBSA provides free group support programs for the area and we can only imagine the need increasing under the stress of such tragedy. Some of the 60 person facilitator staff are currently in shelters and some of their sites have experienced extensive damage. If you want to create long-term positive impact for Houston, then please consider donating directly to DBSA Greater Houston.

We are truly humbled by the impact these two organizations are making to help Houston recover immediately and long-term. We encourage all organizations doing business in Houston to consider donating to these two great organizations and help Houston get back on its feet. Our hearts are with you.

Cody Damon

cody@mediacause.org

Cody Damon is a strategic communications advisor known best for his work creating high-impact communications for the social good sector. His career spans a variety of communication disciplines, working with organizations like (RED), NRDC, Thorn and The Cornell Lab of Ornithology and dozens more, where he has architected and managed the implementation of large-scale digital marketing programs. He is based in Boston, where he champions new waves in digital marketing through entrepreneurship and technological innovation. An avid consumer of data, he specializes in turning analytics into sound digital communications strategies and identifying solutions for gaps in data. Cody loves working with organizations creating positive change within the world - whether it’s a local startup incubator or an international NGO - through smart, strategic communications poised for digital. He is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts and holds a Masters in Global Communications, Public Sphere Theory from the American University of Paris. Cody holds various board and advisory roles and is especially interested in high-impact organizations with a global reach or scope.