Westlake Chamber of Commerce
Humanitarian Services Committee
The Humanitarian Services Committee is a team of Chamber members whose mission is to Serve Together, Build Relationships, and Give Back. Committee members develop, promote, and participate in quarterly and ongoing volunteer projects that offer support to the Westlake and greater Austin communities.
For Information on our Philanthropic and Humanitarian Projects, contact the head of our committee:
Dream Vacations, Westlake Franchise
Join us monthly at Snappy Salads for our committee meeting to help plan, promote and propose our philanthropic projects. If you are a member of the Westlake Chamber of Commerce and would like to volunteer to participate in our steering committee or would like to volunteer for one of our community service projects, please take a look below at our current volunteer opportunities and volunteer here:
Austin Relationship Repair Shop
Austin Hypnotherapy Solutions
Dr. Danny Vannoy
Infinity Wellness Center
ISDG | Results Driven Marketing
Mary Anne Nations
Keller Williams Realty
Junkluggers of Austin
Hurricane Harvey Adopt-a-Chamber
In an effort to assist fellow businesses in their recovery from Hurricane Harvey, the Westlake Chamber of Commerce in Central Texas adopted the Lumberton Chamber of Commerce in southeast Texas. Lumberton businesses, schools and members were devastated by Hurricane Harvey. 100% of the proceeds went towards their hurricane recovery efforts. This effort closed after providing $700 of much needed funds to the Lumberton Chamber of Commerce.
We are slowly moving forward as our community is. The rain keeps coming and some that had been rebuilding are being flooded or at risk of flooding again. We have survived.
On behalf of the board and myself, THANK YOU for supporting us during our time of crisis and need. We truly appreciate it.
Sandra Womack, Executive Director of the Lumberton Chamber of Commerce
Violet Crown Trail
The Hill Country Conservancy has asked us to help clean up the Violet Crown Trail, April 8 at 10:00 am - 12:00 pm, to clean areas in some of the spots where folks leave behind their trash. We will spend 1.5-2 hours cleaning up and enjoying a hike.
Relay for Life of Westlake
The Relay for Life of Westlake will be on May 5, 2018 from 6 pm to 12 am at Westlake High School. We came up with the idea that our storefronts could have an 8.5 x 11 poster on a small box to allow people to buy a luminaria in honor of someone who has died or survived or is living with cancer. They could have the bags there to decorate also or just take the orders in the box. We need to work out details still. The poster would have our logo on it as well as Relay for Life and we’d put out a press release about our partnership with the organization and that our businesses are available for the orders. They also would like to know what businesses will be willing to put up actual posters and want our help identifying who they can deliver them to, or use our events to distribute. For those who don’t have storefronts or want to volunteer we can work registration or be a part of the luminaria ceremony. We’d get Relay shirts. This is a very big community event and last year 500 people walked.
Make A Wish Over the Edge
Make-A-Wish has requested that we volunteer as a group for their Over the Edge Event on June 9-11 at 600 Congress. The event is heavily volunteer based. Each day they have 3 shifts of about 25 volunteers each shift. The shifts run 7:30am-12:00pm, 11:30am-3:00pm, 2:30-5:30pm. There are many different volunteer jobs ranging from our welcoming team, rappeller escorts to the roof and from the base, time keepers, volunteer and rappeller check-in, GoPro station, rappeller photo station management. Each volunteer will receive a t-shirt, snacks and water.
Why our Members Enjoy the Humanitarian Services Committee...
Our members have donated time and effort to a number of philanthropic projects through the years including Mobile Loaves and Fishes, Habitat for Humanity, the Capital Area Food Bank and many more.
Should you wish to have your organization considered for one of our projects, please contact Lainey Melnick at email@example.com.
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