Legacy partners with Southern Smoke to help those affected by hurricane Harvey

PHOTO: Left to right, Southern Smoke executive director Katherine Lott, Underbelly restaurant owner Chris Shepherd and Legacy Community Health chief development officer Chree Boydstun.


By India Ogazi

Legacy Community Health is proud to be a partner of Southern Smoke — a charity event benefiting those in Houston’s culinary and beverage industry affected by hurricane Harvey. The October 22 event will bring in top chefs from around the country to deliver show-stopping barbecue. Guests will also enjoy live music and festivities.

“Being surrounded by so many wonderful restaurants here in Montrose, we’re happy to partner with Southern Smoke to help bring relief to those in our community,” says Chree Boydstun, Legacy Community Health’s chief development officer. Legacy will be donating its parking lot as event space for the benefit and will assist with the administration of funds raised from the event.

The event is the brainchild of restaurateur Chris Shepherd of Underbelly. This is Shepherd’s third year doing the fundraiser, which has benefitted multiple sclerosis in the past. “After hurricane Harvey hit, we decided we had to make this year’s event benefit Houston’s restaurant and beverage industry,” says Shepherd.

Restaurant and bar owners and employees affected by hurricane Harvey can apply for assistance online. Awards will be designated in $1,000 increments with no awardee receiving more than $10,000.