I am a big supporter of City of Houston employees because each one of you has a big heart and cares about your co-workers. We are like a family, and we take pride in our work and the services we provide. We care about our loved ones, friends, neighborhoods, and our communities.
Every day, we continue to adjust to the difficulties of the COVID-19 pandemic — wearing masks, social distancing, canceled vacations and trips to see loved ones. But one thing remains the same: and that is your compassion.
Each year, time and again, you show the City of Houston and its surrounding areas just how thoughtful, how generous, and how invested you are in the environment in which you live and work.
Just a few years ago, despite Hurricane Harvey, we pledged nearly $1 million to the CMC. Last year, during one of the most challenging years any of us has ever faced — a year where we could not gather as we normally do — we still pledged nearly three-quarters of a million dollars to aid the less fortunate, those on the frontlines, and those working behind the scenes to ensure the health and well-being of our most vulnerable.
The 2022 campaign is upon us. I ask you again to show just how much you care because I know that you do. Support one of the restructured department food sale fundraisers; grab a foursome and sign up for the golf tournament fundraiser; take advantage of new and gently used items in our annual online auction.
If you are led to give through your paycheck, sign up through Employee Self Service by October 31, 2021. Did you know that if we all give just $2 per paycheck, we can raise $1 million? It is that simple.
Our 200-member Above & Beyond Club comprises employees who commit to giving 1% or more of their salaries to the campaign. Should you choose also to donate 1% of your salary, you would be in good company.
I care. You care. COH Cares.
Sylvester Turner Mayor