Topic

Hurricane Harvey

40 petitions

Update posted 1 day ago

Petition to Jim Hernandez, Keith Barr, Mike Torres, Abby Jensen

Holiday Inn: Let pets inside during Hurricane Harvey recovery & ALL future disaster relief

As the mom of a cat, I could never imagine being separated from my furbaby during a hurricane. That's why I was shocked to learn that Holiday Inn refuses to allow pets to stay in their rooms with their families while Houston is completely under water.  Due to Hurricane Harvey, the Parker family evacuated from their New Territory, TX home with their three rescued dogs: Arrow (shepherd lab mix), Wiggum (chocolate lab hound mix), and Buttercup (yellow lab). After a treacherous trip to the Holiday Inn Express in Katy TX, the family was informed by hotel management that the three dogs would not be allowed to stay in the hotel room with their human family members. With no other options accessible, the dogs were forced to stay in the family's Prius outside in the Holiday Inn's parking lot during the terrifying hurricane. The Parker family took turns staying with the dogs in the car at all times, even overnight.  Gillian Parker explained: “It’s pouring rain. You’re soaked to the bone just getting there, and walking them is even worse. The rain felt like needles in your face. And you end up shivering in the car. It’s just…I’m just chagrined, irritated, cold, wet, tired, and exhausted. It’s ridiculous and outrageous. This is an 800-year flood. Three exits down the highway, the national guard is pulling people out of their houses. And our dogs can’t come in to safety?” Finally, after three days, the Parker family and their three dogs were able to find temporary indoor housing for ALL of them. This is unacceptable. Pets are family, and Holiday Inn should be doing all they can to protect ALL guests -- two legged and four legged -- during this extremely difficult time. We want to see Holiday Inn change their policy to require ALL of their hotels to accept pets during Hurricane Harvey recovery and during ALL future emergency disaster relief situations. Sign the petition to tell Holiday Inn to have a heart and allow pets in their hotels!  

Eva Magnuszewski
24,115 supporters
Update posted 1 week ago

Petition to Mr. Craig Menear, Mr. Robert Niblock

Communal participation to help residents rebuild their homes in Houston

After the unforeseen circumstances, Hurricane Harvey poured an unprecedented 19 trillion gallons of water onto the shores of Houston. In some cases,  50 inches of rain in many areas that have never been flooded. Over a million people with 42,000 men, women, and children were forced to evacuate as families were displaced (in many cases currently reside) and crammed into emergency shelters.   There are an inordinate amount of residents still displaced, without running water, food, shelter or a place to call home. Some residents are still paying mortgages on homes they are unable to live in. Also, transportation has become an issue. Residents are experiencing loss of wages to support their families  because cars that once served as transportation were flooded.  As a statewide community, it is OUR collective responsibility to help those in need.  Donations are pouring in, but some residents have stated via social media that they have yet to feel the impact of all that has been given. After working all of their lives, many Houston residents have not only experienced a total loss but will never regain what was once a familiar place of comfort and stability.  Wouldn't it be a great community effort to come together with teams from Home Depot, local contractors/builders and Lowe's to donate their time and resources to help rebuild 8 communities in Houston for "FREE" or a very low percentage that would be amenable to the current conditions? If the donations are not filtered directly to Houston residents, then the donations received by known disaster relief organizations who are currently providing household necessities can join forces with these businesses to help make these communities whole again. Even to provide materials to potentially rebuild ECO friendly environmentally stable homes?  Why not right now? This petition is calling on the entire community to come together along with the Community of professionals to combine time, resources, and their expertise toward this effort.  We can ALL make a sound contribution to help! The proposal would restore hope, happiness, and a sense normalcy to families throughout Houston. Let's come together to restore human dignity by providing a fresh start for 8 Houston Communities! Please help to support this cause by generating sincere action.  Through our commitment we can rebuild 8 in Houston!  We are HOUSTON Strong!  Thank you, Thank you, Thank you for your support!         

Carmela Walker
64 supporters