Remember Your Colleagues in Texas and Louisiana

Dear ASE Members,

By now, we are all familiar with the reports of flooding and damage caused by Hurricane Harvey and the devastating impact on Houston and other parts of Texas and Louisiana. At times like these, we draw from our compassion to support others through difficult times.  We are specifically thinking of our colleagues in the affected areas.  For our members in that vicinity we wish you well and thank those of you who have stayed at the hospitals and other care centers to help and treat patients during this time.

Many ASE members have contacted us to express their interest in assisting with relief efforts. Because ASE does not have the infrastructure to organize disaster recovery efforts, we encourage our members to volunteer with reputable, established relief teams that are already in place and/or give to other charitable organizations offering services in that area. If you would like to support their efforts, the American Red Cross, United Way Relief, and the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund (established by Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner and managed by Greater Houston Community Foundation) are just a few of the organizations that are providing relief specifically for Hurricane Harvey.

Again, we hope all ASE members affected by the storm are safe, secure, and will soon be on the path to recovery. Our thoughts are with you.

Sincerely,

Vera Rigolin, MD, FASE
ASE President

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