LeadingAge Members:

As you probably know, a category 4 hurricane ripped through Texas over the weekend, resulting in catastrophic damage and massive flooding in much of the coastal region in the state, including significant destruction in Houston. Many of our member communities were impacted.

Our state executive from LeadingAge Texas, George Linial, has kept LeadingAge updated over the course of the weekend.

Member stories are beginning to trickle in; we expect to hear from more members as the week progresses and will update you as we learn more.

Please consider a donation to the LeadingAge Hurricane Harvey Disaster Relief Fund. 100% of all donations will go directly to members and their staff to cover a range of needs including basics supplies such as food and water as well as recovery efforts. The need is immense and is likely to worsen in the coming days, as weather reports predict more rain in the next 24-48 hours. We anticipate conditions to worsen.


If you would like to make a donation by check, please make it payable to LeadingAge and send it to:

2519 Connecticut Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20008
Attn: Jody Moeller

In the aftermath of Hurricanes Katrina, Rita, Wilma, and Sandy, the LeadingAge membership demonstrated its tremendous capacity for compassion. The outpouring of concern and generosity on the part of members, staff, residents, trustees, businesses, and friends was unlike I’ve ever witnessed.

Let’s match the generosity we collectively showed in 2005 and again in 2012, which garnered $1.3 million in donations, and demonstrate the LeadingAge power of community.

If you have any questions, please send an email to HurricaneRelief@LeadingAge.org.

Thank you so much for your support.

Warm regards,

Katie Smith Sloan