CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (Sep. 1, 2017) — Hurricane Harvey caused widespread devastation to the gulf region of Texas when it made landfall as a Category 4 Hurricane in August 2017. The eye of the storm made landfall near Rockport, Texas, approximately 30 miles northeast of Corpus Christi, leaving devastation in its wake. To aid in the long-term disaster relief and recovery effort, San Antonio attorney Thomas J. Henry established the Thomas J. Henry Hurricane Harvey Disaster Relief Fund. Thomas J. Henry will personally match every pledge made to this fund, up to $100,000.
All donations collected in the fund will go to the Coastal Bend Disaster Recovery Group, operated by the Coastal Bend Community Foundation, and will help the citizens of Aransas, Bee, Brooks, Duval, Jim Wells, Kenedy, Kleberg, Live Oak, Nueces, Refugio and San Patricio counties.
Donations can be made to the fund using a credit or debit card through the crowdfunding site, Crowdrise. Contributors can either select a pre-designated donation amount (available in $25, $50, $100, $250, and $500) or enter a custom amount in the blank field below (contribution minimum is set at $10).
Once selected, donators can add their name and a message to their contribution or may select to submit their donation anonymously.
All donations will remain in the Coastal Bend to help local communities.
Thomas J. Henry is the founder of one of the largest personal injury firms in the United States and has been representing injured victims nationwide for more than 25 years. Thomas J. Henry has offices in Corpus Christi, San Antonio, and Houston and has garnered a reputation for obtaining record-breaking verdicts on behalf of clients involved in wrongful death, on the job injury, child injury, pharmaceutical litigation, product liability, catastrophic injury, and company vehicle accident cases.
Thomas J. Henry is a lifetime member of the Million Dollar and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forums and in 2013 was named a “Top 100 Trial Lawyer” by the National Trial Lawyers and a “Top Birth Injury Advocate” by Parenting Magazine. In 2016, Thomas J. Henry was designated a Lifetime Charter Member of Rue Ratings’ “Best Attorneys of America.”
Outside of the courtroom, Thomas J. Henry has established himself as a philanthropist through his consistent and generous contributions to local and global communities.
Thomas J. Henry is a loyal contributor to a number of causes, including the American Cancer Society, American Heart Association, American Red Cross, and the Special Olympics. He is a regular sponsor of the Tony Parker Skills Clinic basketball camps which give deserving kids a chance to learn basketball skills from Spurs Point Guard Tony Parker. Every October, Thomas J. Henry Law hosts “Bark in the Park,” a community event that raises thousands of dollars for local pet charities. For the past 20 years, the Thomas J. Henry Turkey Giveaway has provided Thanksgiving turkeys to thousands of families in Texas, helping families in need, the sick, the poor, and the disabled have Thanksgiving dinner.