Hurricane Michael Aid

Oct 11, 2018

Good afternoon ASSP members,

There certainly has been no shortage of severe weather this year. I’m sure all of you are aware of the approach of Hurricane Michael and its potentially catastrophic impact on many parts of the southeastern United States this week. The storm is expected to strike the Florida Panhandle at least as a Category 3 hurricane, bringing destructive winds and life-threatening flooding. Hurricane Michael could be the strongest storm to hit the northeastern Gulf Coast in 13 years.

It was less than a month ago that the East Coast experienced this type of devastation with Hurricane Florence. Millions of Americans will be affected by this new storm over the next few days and far beyond as it is projected to move inland over Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina. Our ASSP family in the affected region includes more than 3,600 members. The difficulty and challenges they will face in dealing with such a major event are many. Our thoughts and prayers are with all our affected members and their families this week as we hope they remain safe and healthy.

The American Red Cross is already working around the clock to create safe shelters and provide comfort for the vast number of people who will need it. ASSP members should know that financial donations to the Red Cross are the best way to help during such a crisis. Donations enable the Red Cross to provide many key services, using its resources where they are needed most urgently. Contributions can be made in three convenient ways…

  • Text the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation to American Red Cross disaster relief.
  • Donate online by visiting redcross.org/donate.

Donate by phone by calling 1-800-HELPNOW (1-800-435-7669).

The Red Cross Emergency App is available for your smartphone. Its “Family Safe” feature allows people to check on loved ones and instantly see if they are okay, even if that loved one hasn’t downloaded the app on their device. Alerts via the app provide real-time information so people can better protect themselves and their families.

Thank you to all ASSP members who are able to assist hurricane rescue and recovery efforts by making a financial donation to the Red Cross. Donations of any size are greatly appreciated by the families dealing with this catastrophic event.

Rixio Medina, CSP, CPP 2018-19 ASSP President

October Newsletter

Oct 03, 2018

Fresh off the press! Check out our latest chapter newsletter here.

Help People Affected by Hurricane Florence

Sep 27, 2018

Good afternoon ASSP members,

I’m sure all of you are aware of the approach of Hurricane Florence and its expected impact along the East Coast, especially in the Carolinas. The dangers not only involve devastating winds and flying debris but also torrential rains and widespread flooding. The storm could dump as much as 40 inches of rain on some communities. The result of that is nearly impossible to imagine.

Millions of Americans will be affected by this massive storm over the next few days and far beyond. Our ASSP family in the targeted region includes more than 7,000 members. The difficulty and challenges they will face in dealing with such a major event are many. Our thoughts and prayers are with all our affected members and their families this week as we hope they remain safe and healthy.

The American Red Cross is already working around the clock to create safe shelters and provide comfort for the vast number of people in the hurricane zone who will need it. More than 700 Red Cross disaster workers are headed to the East Coast. ASSP members nationwide should know that financial donations to the Red Cross are the best way to help during such a crisis. Donations enable the Red Cross to provide many key services, using its resources where they are needed most urgently. Contributions can be made in three convenient ways …

  • Text the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation to American Red Cross disaster relief.
  • Donate online by visiting redcross.org/donate.
  • Donate by phone by calling 1-800-HELPNOW (1-800-435-7669).

The Red Cross Emergency App is available for your smartphone. Its “Family Safe” feature allows people to check on loved ones and instantly see if they are okay, even if that loved one hasn’t downloaded the app on their device. Alerts via the app provide real-time information so people can better protect themselves and their families.

Thank you to all ASSP members who are able to assist hurricane rescue and recovery efforts by making a financial donation to the Red Cross. Donations of any size are greatly appreciated by the families dealing with this catastrophic event.

Rixio Medina, CSP, CPP 2018-19 ASSP President

Platinum Chapter Designation

Sep 06, 2018

  

Congratulations to the North Carolina Chapter of ASSP for receiving the Platinum Chapter Award for the 2017-2018 Chapter Year!  This is the second year in a row our chapter has received this significant label. Reaching the Platinum chapter designation means the chapter has met the most rigirious standards of excellence established by ASSP.  Read more about the achiuevement and how we got there on our website, here.Thank you to our Executive Committee and all the members for making last chapter years one of the best.  We want to continue on the great things we’ve done and accomplished as a group.  Join us in participating and making this chapter year the best one yet!

Update: Habitat for Humanity PPE Drive

Jun 27, 2018

Thank you to all who donated PPE and/or money towards our Habitat for Humanity of Wake County PPE campaign!  We are pleased to report that we collected $270 for Habitat Wake, which was matched by our chapter, for a total of $540.

We were able to purchase 30 hard hats (white, blue, green) with the Habitat logo and 30 pairs of safety glasses.  Other donated items included: hi-visibility vests and an assortment of gloves.  The purchased items were from Northern Safety, who waived shipping costs for our purpose.   As reported in their 2017 annual report, Habitat Wake increased the number of new homes built by 20 percent in 2016-2017.  They rank 2nd in new homes built among the 1,264 U.S. affiliates. Each Habitat Wake homeowner family invests 200 hours of sweat equity building their home and the homes of their neighbors. Other 2017 Habitat Wake highlights: 57 new homes building 48 homes repaired 105 families served locally 101 families served globally 18,500 volunteers engaged.

Goal = $500
Total Donated = $540