January 6, 2020
Tragedy struck the Permian Basin on August 31, 2019 when a senseless shooting took place in the West Texas communities of Odessa and Midland, leaving seven dead and twenty-five injured. But in true Texas spirit, there has been an outpouring of support offered from communities, businesses, the area’s robust oil and natural gas industry, and individuals wishing to lend aid in whatever capacity they can.
The Permian Basin Community is coming together to provide Texas-sized support for those impacted at the Basin Strong Hope & Healing Benefit Dinner and Concert on Thursday, January 16th. The evening will begin with a Boots & Black Tie Benefit Dinner, followed by a Hope & Healing community concert featuring Rick Trevino and Clay Walker. All proceeds from the dinner and concert will be donated to the Odessa Community Foundation’s August 31 Fund, a 501c3 Odessa-based non-profit, formed by the Odessa Chamber of Commerce to benefit the shooting victims and their families.
There are many ways you can support this cause – by sponsoring and purchasing tables, donating valuable silent and live auction items, or contributing financially through personal and corporate monetary donations. For event details, sponsorship levels, to purchase dinner and concert tickets, and for other information, visit www.BasinStrong.com.
We hope you’ll join us for this special evening. While the Permian Basin is no stranger to adversity, one thing that has proven true time and time again is that nothing is more powerful than Texans helping Texans.