Samsung Helps Boys & Girls Clubs in Greater Houston Recover in Wake of Hurricane Harvey

ABOVE: Fort Bend County Commissioner Grady Prestage and U.S. Congressman Al Green join Jeff Pohlman, Vice President of Corporate Communications & Social Responsibility, Samsung Electronics America; Ann Woo, Head of North America Corporate Citizenships, Samsung Electronics America; Kevin Hattery, President and CEO, Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Houston; and over 200 kids between the ages of 6–17, at Tech Center unveiling.

This past Friday, February 2, Samsung Electronics America and the Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) surprised local youth in Fort Bend County as they unveiled a Tech Center makeover at the Stafford Club, which sustained the worst damage during Hurricane Harvey.

The overall Tech Center makeover consists of a dedicated area in each club that was overhauled with new flooring, furniture, fixtures, and outfitted with the latest in Samsung technology, including laptops (Notebook 9 Pro), tablets, and televisions (65″ and 55″ Frame TVs, 82″ 4K UHD TV).

Samsung, a long-time partner of BGCA, has to-date donated technology and resources valued at $300,000 to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Houston. In addition, Samsung also revealed a Tech Center makeover to the Spring Branch Club and donated technology to a third club in Galveston, which is currently under renovation. These in-kind donations are a part of the $1,000,000 gifted to the Houston community immediately following Hurricane Harvey.

Ann Woo, Sr. Director of Corporate Citizenship at Samsung Electronics America helps a child with a tablet