August 22

Brookfield Properties | In the Community

As we approach the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Harvey, we are reflecting on the storm’s impact to our city. We were moved by the inspirational emergency response that began as Harvey made landfall and are thankful to the local, state, and federal disaster relief professionals and volunteers that helped so many throughout the region.

When asked by the city, Brookfield Properties immediately provided a staging area at Allen Center for Operation BBQ Relief to set up and provide 35,000 meals to emergency response teams. 

Allen Center served as the staging area for Operation BBQ Relief. Photo courtesy of The Apopka Voice.

We are also thankful for the resiliency of our friends, neighbors, co-workers, and the city as a whole.

Throughout the year, we support opportunities for our employees and tenants to join local efforts, be it through their time, or monetary donation. Below are just a few examples:

One of the programs that is dear to us is the Harris County Child Protective Service’s BEARing Gifts Program. Through this CPS program, over 17,000 children in protective service receive holiday gifts from wish lists collected from each child. Brookfield participates by asking our tenants and vendors to help us fulfill these wishes by either taking a card(s) and shopping for the child or donating funds. In 2017, Brookfield was able to collect toys and fulfill wishes for 1,500 children.

In 2017, Brookfield was able to collect toys and fulfill wishes for 1,500 children.

Brookfield also actively supports Buffalo Bayou Partnership by volunteering and raising funds for their annual boat regatta, as well as their beautification projects. In 2013, on behalf of their tenants, Brookfield donated the Brookfield Bridge, located west of the Sabine Street Bridge on the south back side of the bayou.

Brookfield Bridge, located at Buffalo Bayou Park just west of the Sabine Street Bridge on the south back side of the bayou. 

Most recently, members of our Houston team partnered with Interfaith Ministries Meals on Wheels for Greater Houston to assemble breakfast bags for more than 1,000 senior citizens in need. The bags were then delivered to program participants throughout Harris County and surrounding areas. Meals on Wheels delivers nutritious meals to home-bound elderly who can no longer shop or cook for themselves. This nutritional support helps seniors remain independent and in their own homes.  

Members of our Houston team partnered with Interfaith Ministries Meals on Wheels for Greater Houston to assemble breakfast bags for more than 1,000 senior citizens in need.

At Brookfield, we strive to be good stewards in the communities in which we operate. We empower our employees to participate in and use our resources to give back to our beloved Houston community through our work with the aforementioned organizations and more.

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