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Houston YC: Message from Commodore Steve Gillett

HOUSTON, TX – Below is a message from the Houston Yacht Club Commodore posted on the Club's Facebook page this morning. Sailing Illustrated encourages individual sailors and USA yacht clubs across the country to get behind HYC's humanitarian effort, by emailing and asking how you can help, as we are doing....

The Houston Yacht Club has survived Hurricane Harvey, although many up and down the Texas Coast did not fare so well. Our hearts go out to those that have experienced losses, and to our members who are now dealing with the aftermath of Harvey.

Many members have been in and around the club during the storm helping to check dock lines and pump out of boats that lost power or experienced pump failure. This is simply a matter of local members helping those that could not get to the club to take care of their boats. That's what we do. Thank you for helping.

Many clubs from around the country have reached out offering help and donations. Many of our membership has asked what they can do to help those in need. As a result, the Houston Yacht Club will begin accepting donations of non- perishable food, clothing, blankets, diapers, formula, baby food, pet food and supplies and toiletries for distribution to groups helping families affected by Harvey. We plan on targeting local charities and local families in need. Please drop of your donations at the club office.

Member Laura Dalgleish will be coordinating the collection and distribution to the appropriate groups. You can contact Laura at

If any member requires assistance or help, please contact me or the club – we will do everything possible to make it happen.

Steve Gillett, Commodore

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