Cigna Sunday Streets
A good time was had by all at the Cigna Sunday Streets event in southwest Houston held in late May. It is one of several events of its kind put on by the city of Houston in partnership with Cigna Insurance. A portion of Fondren Road was closed off so that families could get out and walk and bike through their community safely without worrying about vehicle traffic. We served as a resource for people to learn more about airbag recall in addition to passing out materials to passersby.
A significant number of community members were at least nominally aware of the recall. One woman we spoke to was very interested in the recall. It turns out she had two open recalls on her vehicles. We followed up with her and got the vehicles fixed. To learn more about the initiative and future event dates, you can visit houstontx.gov/specialevents/sundaystreets.html
Houston Police Department PIP Meeting
We presented to over fifty people at the recent Midwest Divisional Positive Interaction Program (PIP) meeting. This included demonstrating how to check a car for a recall, giving out materials, and asking attendees to spread the word. The Positive Interaction Program (PIP) is a program sponsored by the Houston Police Department in order to better acquaint residents with their local police officers. You can learn more about the program at houstontx.gov/police/pip/
Super! Neighborhood Meeting
Fort Bend Houston Super Neighborhood 41, part of the Houston Super Neighborhood Program, held its monthly council meeting. We delivered a short overview of the airbag recall and handed out flyers as individuals walked in. We look forward to continuing to expand our efforts in Fort Bend County, where 17 year old Huma Hanif was killed by a defective airbag.
Volunteer Alert: Univision Phone Bank
We are currently looking for bilingual volunteers for the upcoming Univision phone bank on June 21st to answer questions from concerned callers about the Takata airbag recall. Partner organizations such as the National Hispanic Professional Organization and Hispanic Women in Leadership will be providing volunteers again this year. We are very grateful to everyone who is helping out with this year’s phone bank. If you or your organization are interested in volunteering, please send an email to [email protected]
Sharpstown Civic Association Meeting
Partner Sharpstown Civic Association held its monthly civic association meeting at the Bayland Park Community Center attracting over sixty active community members. We set up our own booth handing out flyers and answering questions about the recall. We stayed for the meeting and heard about ways to prepare for hurricane season as well learning how something as simple as a suit can place a high schooler on the path to success. We will be presenting at their upcoming meeting on June 22nd. We look forward to sharing the results of the next meeting when we present to the group later this month. You can find out more about the Sharpstown Civic Association at sharpstowncivic.org