Yesterday (30th August 2017) Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) and PCMA Education Foundation launched its Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund. The fund will provide assistance to members in the meetings and events industry who have been impacted by the storm. A number of convention centers across the state have also been quickly turned into temporary shelters for those displaced by Hurricane Harvey. Deborah Sexton, president and CEO, PCMA said: “I invite everyone in the business events community to help our colleagues who are struggling with the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. We are committed to doing whatever it takes to help southeastern Texas emerge from this disaster.” Since yesterday’s launch the fund has raised $4,925 of its $25,000 target, with 100 per cent of donations going to those in need. How you can help: If you live in the U.S. Text to 41444. Enter prefix “HELPTX,” the dollar amount, your first and last name — e.g., HELPTX 50 Jane Doe. You will then receive a link to complete the process of your payment. If you live outside of the U.S. Visit the Foundation’s donation page here and be sure to enter HELPTX in the “I give because” box for your donation to be directed to the PCMA Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund.