The Frisco Chamber of Commerce announced last week that it adopted the Houston Northwest Chamber of Commerce to help with long-term recovery efforts following Hurricane Harvey.

The Frisco chamber is adopting through the Texas Association of Business' and Texas Chamber of Commerce Executives' disaster recovery initiative to help affected chambers and communities in rebuilding efforts.

Though the Houston chamber's building was not damaged, many of its member businesses experienced damage during the hurricane. The chamber has been assisting affected businesses in finding resources.

“Because we have been through hurricanes and floods before, the chamber staff and handful of volunteers were able to spring into action to provide resources and information to our business community,” Houston Northwest Chamber President Barbara Thomason said in a news release.

The Frisco chamber is asking its members and the community to help out in one of three ways. First, the community is asked to help cover the cost of membership fees for affected businesses. Membership fees on average cost $500 annually. Donors can pay for a half year, full year or multiple years of membership costs.

The community can also donate to the Hurricane Harvey Business Relief Grant Fund for Northwest Harris County. The grant will help with immediate business expenses related to recovery as a result of flooding damage. The U.S. Small Business Administration estimates that 40 percent of businesses in areas affected by natural disasters never reopen. The grant aims to reduce that percentage.

The third way the Frisco community could help is to be matched with a similar business, school or church in northwest Harris County.

“Imagine a flooded Houston church being taken under wing by a Frisco church, a tradesman helping a Houston tradesman, or a Frisco public or private school helping a flooded school,” Frisco Chamber President Tony Felker said in a news release.

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