New Orleans restaurateur launches Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund for Houston hospitality workers

NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana -- When Hurricane Katrina flooded New Orleans, Houston stepped up in a variety of ways. The city housed 250,000 evacuees - many of whom made Houston their new home.

As Houston begins to recover from Hurricane Harvey, residents of the Crescent City want to show Houstonians the same kindness they received more than 10 years ago. One of those leading the charge is the Brennan family, which 50 years ago opened Brennan's of Houston, one of Houston's most iconic restaurants.

Commander's Palace co-proprietor Ti Martin and the Louisiana Restaurant Association have teamed up with the Greater New Orleans Foundation to activate the Hurricane Harvey Hospitality Employee Relief Fund. Modeled after a similar fund that Brennan's of Houston proprietor Alex Brennan-Martin established after Hurricane Katrina, the charity will issue grants to hospitality industry workers who suffered losses because of Hurricane Harvey.

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