Hurricane Harvey made landfall over Texas on August 25th 2017. It was quickly labeled a Category 4 hurricane due to high winds (up to 150 mph) and 2-4 feet of rain. Harvey has caused widespread damage and flooding to communities across Texas and Louisiana. Hurricane Harvey affected many communities including Corpus Christi, Houston, Port Mansfield, Brownsville, Port O’Connor, Victoria, Galveston, Matagorda, Rockport, High Island, and Freeport. Houston was one of the hardest hit by the storm. More than 50 inches of rain fell onto Houston over four days, turning one of the largest cities in the USA into a sea of muddy brown water. Even as the rain and wind moves on, the region continues to suffer consequences of the destruction and loss of life.
Never Settle recognizes the extreme need in Texas and Louisiana so we are stepping into action. We are immediately donating $2,000 to disaster relief programs helping people affected by Harvey. Also, we have launched a fundraising campaign to raise additional funds to support the critical disaster relief efforts of our trusted non-profit partners. 100% of funds donated through this campaign will benefit disaster relief efforts and people impacted by Hurricane Harvey. We are financially backing the two following non-profits.
Team Rubicon unites the skills and experiences of military veterans with first responders to rapidly deploy emergency response teams in disaster situations. With over 48,000 volunteers across the country, Team Rubicon has responded to over 200 disasters across the United States and the world. More specifically, Team Rubicon volunteers have responded to 14 disasters in the state of Texas since 2010, including the flooding that plagued the Houston area in the spring of 2016.
Two Samaritan’s Purse disaster relief units are now in Texas to help residents as they continue to struggle with rain, flooding, and destruction caused by Hurricane Harvey. Soon we will have a total of five of these tractor trailers in the state, setting up volunteer bases around Victoria, Rockport/Portland, Galveston/Santa Fe, and two in Houston.