Media Advisory

MEDIA ADVISORY: NAACP to Hold Press Conference on Disaster Relief Efforts in Houston

September 16, 2017

HOUSTON (September 13, 2017) – The NAACP, the nation’s foremost civil rights organization, will hold a press conference on Saturday, September 16, 2017, to announce the opening of the Texas NAACP Disaster Support Command Center (DSCC). The Houston branch of the NAACP will spearhead the coordination of the event, and Derrick Johnson, NAACP’s Interim President and CEO, will be on the ground to facilitate the opening.

Mr. Johnson will be joined by Gary Bledsoe, Texas State Conference President and Howard Jefferson, Houston Branch President.

The Disaster Support Command Center (DSCC) is part of the NAACP’s ongoing relief efforts in the wake of Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma.



Derrick Johnson

Interim President and CEO, NAACP

Gary Bledsoe

Texas State Conference President, NAACP

James Douglas

Houston Branch President, NAACP




Disaster Support Command Center (DSCC) Opening Press Conference



2002 Wheeler Ave, Houston, TX 77004



September 16, 2017

2:30PM CST




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