Helen's Public Service
Helen, too, became quickly involved in the very young community of Texas City and the quality of life there. While committed to helping Hugh in his business and civic affairs, she also volunteered her time, effort and money to a wide variety of organizations.
In 1906 when Hugh suggested the idea of creating a reading room where sailors could go instead of the saloons, Helen began working to make this idea a reality.
Texas City Civic Club
In April 1914, twenty-eight Texas City women met in the Moore home to form the Texas City Civic Club. As one of their first projects, they opened a reading room in the Southern Hotel and maintained it for about two years. Civic Club projects also included clean-up, beautification, and landscaping of the town, construction of a playground and bathing facilities on the Texas City dike, and stricter control of local dairies and livestock.