HCSS needs your assistance to help the Houston area recover from Hurricane Harvey.
As most of the nation now knows, Harvey, a Category 4 storm, hit Greater Houston and nearly all of South and Southeast Texas hard last week.
The hurricane sat over Houston for nearly four days, dumping approximately 50 inches of rain and flooding approximately 100,000 homes in the fourth largest city in the nation – and home to HCSS, which is headquartered in the southwestern suburb of Sugar Land.
While HCSS buildings were able to weather the storm and remained mostly dry, several of our employees and many more of their families were affected by the storm, which did a total of more than $20 Billion in damage.
Fort Bend County, where Sugar Land is located, suffered some of the worst flooding, with dozens of neighborhoods going under water.
HCSS CEO Mike Rydin wanted to help employees and members of the community as quickly as possible. Many employees and their families took shelter at the offices for several nights, while many more reached out into the community to begin the work of cleaning up once the waters receded.
As of Sept. 6, HCSS employees and their families had cleaned 107 homes of damaged materials. Volunteers in the community and students of Strake Jesuit High School, where Vice President of Research & Development Michael Bordelon’s own sons attend school, joined in the effort to save the community approximately $2.7 Million in demolition costs so far, with the help of more than 230 donations from HCSS customers and the community.
But the fight isn’t over. While HCSS continues to sell construction software and services and provide 24/7 technical support to our customers, we’re also still working to clean up homes in Fort Bend County while accepting donations of both cleaning supplies and money to help employees and the community get back on their feet and restart their lives.