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Houston Chronicle: Departing nonprofit leader throws herself into one last challenge

In a conference room deep in the bowels of the NRG Center, the morning strategy meeting was wrapping up. "I'm out of here," Angela Blanchard said after making a final check on the day's assignments.

Blanchard stood, stuck a big bottle of water into one pocket of her jacket and her phone into another, and headed out to make the first of her twice-daily rounds to check on services at the shelter for people displaced by Hurricane Harvey.

Blanchard is a fast walker, but I was able to keep up with her because she frequently stopped to answer questions from staff, volunteers and guests as she made her way across the vast expanse. Read the full story