We hope our clients and business associates and (and everyone else, too) are safe during this weather in in Texas and Florida and the surrounding areas. Just like with hurricane Harvey, Irma is promising devastation. We are hopeful first responders are prepared and have what they need to help people as well as stay safe themselves. At times like this, it’s hard to share articles about our industry when so many people in Texas are suffering and those in the path of Irma may be suffering soon… so  we’re going to share ways you can help.

  • Tried and True… of course, the Red Cross is always a great, safe way to donate. Here’s an easy link for you.
  • Other Charities… sometimes it’s hard to remember there are other needs besides basic food and shelter. People need meds and families need diapers for the kids. Here’s a great list of a a few vetted alternatives to the Red Cross. 
  • What about the animals? There are so many displaced animals from Harvey and there will be more from Irma. Some shelters don’t allow animals and some families are forced to leave them behind. Organizations like Best Friends Animal Society offer supplies and help. They are committed to going where animals need them.

As always with disasters, people come to the assistance with others and there are many stories coming out of Texas and there will be more to come in the coming days. There was a special story about how a Gallery Furniture store owner turned his stores and warehouses into shelters for Texans and their animals and their delivery trucks into pick up vehicles for people in trouble needing transportation…in most cases to his stores! Enjoy this story about the goodness in people and the resiliency in the face of great sorrow and tragedy.

Stay safe!

As of September 8, 2020, Crimson & Co (formerly The Progress Group/TPG) has rebranded as Argon & Co following the successful merger with Argon Consulting in April 2018. 


Bruce Strahan

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