In September, 2017, Hurricane Harvey – an extremely destructive Atlantic hurricane descended cities of Texas, including Houston, dumping so much water and shattering the record set by Hurricane Katrina in 2005 by nearly double.
Last week, the People’s Club of Nigeria International (PCNI), Houston branch, in its mission to promote charitable and philanthropic causes, donated tons of nonperishable food items to the to the victims of Hurricane Harvey through the Houston Food Bank (HFB). The PCNI Houston is a non-profit social organization founded by selected Nigerians who share the desire to foster good relations amongst mankind through sponsorship and promotion of charitable and philanthropic causes.
But in September 2017, Hurricane Harvey – an extremely destructive Atlantic tornado descended on cities of Texas, including Houston, dumping so much water and shattering the record set by Hurricane Katrina in 2005 by nearly double. Till date, most of that damage was sustained in Harris County, which includes the heavily populated Greater Houston region. While the majority of businesses are back up and running, city and county officials say the recovery from personal loss presents a bigger challenge that could drag on for years.
PCNI’s group’s chairman, Chief Nnanyelugo Obinna Mbachu said that the donation was just the beginning in their commitment to assisting victims of this storm in sustaining their food pantries while they go through recovery. According to Chief Nnanyelugo Mbachu, “We have always partnered with the HFB to deliver hope to the population; we recognize their vision in providing food access to the public, and share their primary mission in leading the fight against hunger. In fact, their community participation and services fall within our fundamental values, and this is why we have always partnered with them in this project.”
The HFB is a food rescue organization, leading a decisive fight against hunger and distributing over 59 million nutritious meals food and other necessities to the citizens who need them. Last year alone, HFB, distributed more than 83 million nutritious meals to those in need. Since Hurricane Harvey hit the city of Houston and neighboring cities and counties, HFB has been providing emergency disaster food distribution and assisting recovery efforts, distributing as much as three-times more per day than during non-disaster times.
The PCNI is structured in alignment with its Nigerian overseers, and prioritizes the wellness and advancement of their members. Members are known for cheery personality, sophistication and devotedness and are selected within specific conditions that reflect upright charisma and integrity. Worldwide, The PCNI currently has under its stable, branches in Nigeria, the United States, Canada, and Europe.