Rebuilding and Resilience: Protecting Houston’s Medical Infrastructure

The DRI Foundation is proud to join with non-profit organizations in communities impacted by disasters to provide help where it is needed most. Here’s one example of how donations from our supporters have been deployed.

Houston was hit hard in August 2017 by Hurricane Harvey, which is tied with Hurricane Katrina for being the costliest hurricane with $125 billion in damage, primarily from catastrophic flooding in the Houston metropolitan area. The resulting floods inundated hundreds of thousands of homes, displaced more than 30,000 people, prompted more than 17,000 rescues, and resulted in the cancellation of more than 800 Houston area flights.

The DRI Foundation responded with a $1,000 donation to the Southeast Texas Regional Advisory Council (SETRAC) – For Houston Flood Relief which seeks to develop and sustain a powerful coalition of providers, responders, and other healthcare related partners united together to save lives and improve health outcomes through research, education, and collaboration.

The Regional Healthcare Preparedness Coalition is the Preparedness Service Line of SETRAC. The mission of the Coalition is to protect and maintain the medical infrastructure of all regional healthcare agencies, coordinate regional healthcare systems response, provide situational awareness, identify and allocate resources, and develop a well-trained resilient medical community.