Austin, TX – Inspired by the work of its Austin-based attorney Elliott Klein, Adelson, Testan, Brundo, Novell & Jimenez (ATB), a workers’ compensation defense law firm, recently made a $5,000 donation to Houston Habitat for Humanity to support its extensive recovery work following Hurricane Harvey.
Mr. Klein, of counsel, ATB, who also volunteered on a Habitat crew working on flooded homes in northeast Houston, presented ATB’s donation to the Houston Habitat for Humanity.
“We’re pleased to join with the Habitat for Humanity, as well as thousands of businesses, organizations, municipalities and individuals around the country that have come to the aid of the people of Houston and other areas affected by Hurricane Harvey,” said Mr. Klein. “While a great deal has been accomplished so far, much more needs to be done – and Houston Habitat continues to play a central role in the area’s ongoing recovery effort.”
Some 30,000 homes in the Houston area reportedly were flooded by Hurricane Harvey; 80 percent of them were not protected by flood insurance. Besides providing low-cost housing, Houston Habitat for Humanity has an ongoing program to help low-income people do needed repairs and renovations. Its 15 on-staff construction managers do the estimating, supervision, and partner with contractors who do the repair work at below-market rates.
In Houston, more than 100 Habitat for Humanity homes were affected by the flooding, and one priority has been to get these clients back on their feet.
The law firm’s support of Houston Habitat for Humanity is part of ATB Cares, a national initiative involving each of ATB’s 26 offices around the country in various community outreach activities.