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SCI Members, Chapters Deliver Hurricane Relief In Texas

SCI Members, Chapters Deliver Hurricane Relief In Texas

Tucson, AZ – Safari Club International (SCI) and Safari Club International Foundation (SCIF) announced that they are working with state and local officials in the hurricane-ravaged areas. SCI chapters and members are on the ground, helping with hurricane relief as they continue to raise money needed to help both humans and wildlife in the Lone Star state.

The Houston the Texas Brush Country Chapters are right in the middle of the areas affected by Hurricane Harvey.  Since the storm first hit, they have been on the ground, working tirelessly to rescue people in need and are now starting the recovery process. The costs of these efforts are tremendous.

SCI & SCIF are participating in the effort through an SCIF Blue Bag Initiative.

While there are many places to help, these chapters have two very specific initiatives they want to participate in and fund.

The Brush Country Chapter, along with SCIF staff, has been in contact with the Texas Parks & Wildlife Foundation.  At least four game wardens have completely lost their homes.  At least 13 more have extensive damage.

To date, the Texas Parks & Wildlife Foundation has assisted 69 employees of TPWD, with many more needing help.  TPWD has already spent the $200,000 they had available and need up to another $200,000 in that effort. This initiative covers all affected areas along the coast.  The Texas Brush Country Chapter is channeling its financial efforts to filling this need.

The Houston Chapter will be working with working class neighborhoods to provide building materials for those without flood insurance who are in immediate need.  Neighborhoods and potential recipients have already been identified. They now need the funds to make a real difference.

Both chapters are using their own chapter and personal money on these and other efforts already.  There is so much to do that they simply cannot do it alone.

SCI Director At Large C.J. Sibert has challenged other chapters and members to help with the cause.

“My chapter, The West Texas SCI Chapter, wants to step up and help our neighbors to the East,” he said.  “We are donating $10,000 to SCIF to be distributed to both chapters.  I am also personally donating $10,000 to SCIF for the same thing. I am challenging everyone out there to match, exceed, or give what you can to their efforts.”

To donate online, please go to the link below and select Hurricane Relief under Apply My Donation.  We will be watching and will make sure it goes to the right place and providing updates as they become available.

“Also, feel free to reach out to let us know what you have done,” Sibert explained. “It would surely be nice to show these communities what SCI and SCIF are doing for them.  Let’s show these communities that Texans help Texans, Hunters help Hunters, and finally that People help People!”

Click here to donate, or visit SafariClubFoundation.org to learn more

For further information, contact SCI Foundation at scifoundation@firstforwildlife.org

Safari Club International – First For Hunters is the leader in protecting the freedom to hunt and in promoting wildlife conservation worldwide. SCI’s approximately 200 Chapters represent all 50 of the United States as well as 106 other countries. SCI’s proactive leadership in a host of cooperative wildlife conservation, outdoor education and humanitarian programs, with the SCI Foundation and other conservation groups, research institutions and government agencies, empowers sportsmen to be contributing community members and participants in sound wildlife management and conservation. Visit the home page www.SafariClub.org, or call (520) 620-1220 for more information.
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Hunters Help Victims Of Hurricane Harvey

WASHINGTON, DC – Safari Club International (SCI) and SCI Foundation have joined with the SCI Houston Chapter, the Texas Brush Country Chapter and other relief organizations to offer support in dealing with the continuing storm-related situation in East Texas and Louisiana.
“We have mobilized and currently have people on the ground and en route to the affected areas to better coordinate with state and local officials and determine where we can best supply support,” said SCI Foundation Advisory Board Member C.J. Sibert as he headed to the affected areas.

“Our team will be carefully assessing the needs in cooperation with other agencies to determine when and where our help can best be utilized,” said SCI Foundation President Warren Sackman.

“The impact to the people and wildlife of the affected areas will be huge and ongoing,” said SCI President Paul Babaz.  “It is our hope that we will be able to help in a way that will provide immediate support in the short-term and continued support as needed.”

SCI/SCIF will provide updates via e-mail, social media, webpages and blogs as more information becomes available.

Make a donation to the cause today by going to the SCI Foundation Donate Page HERE and entering HARVEY in the APPLY TO “OTHER” field on the donation form.  If you have questions, please email scifoundation@firstforwildlife.org.

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Safari Club International – First For Hunters is the leader in protecting the freedom to hunt and in promoting wildlife conservation worldwide. SCI’s approximately 200 Chapters represent all 50 of the United States as well as 106 other countries. SCI’s proactive leadership in a host of cooperative wildlife conservation, outdoor education and humanitarian programs, with the SCI Foundation and other conservation groups, research institutions and government agencies, empowers sportsmen to be contributing community members and participants in sound wildlife management and conservation. Visitwww.safariclub.org or call (202) 543-8733 for more information.

Safari Club International Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that funds and directs worldwide programs dedicated to wildlife conservation and outdoor education. Any contribution may tax deductible under Internal Revenue Code section 170(c) as a charitable contribution to the extent permitted by law. Tax deductible amount of gift is reduced by the “Fair market Value” of any goods, services, or advantages that a sponsor receives for the donation.  EIN #86-0292099


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