Over the past few days, Hurricane Harvey has been wreaking havoc on communities in and around Houston. Whole communities are said to be underwater, lives have been lost and severely impacted, and tens of thousands of residents have been displaced. Texas has not seen a disaster like this since Hurricane Carla in 1961--which was a Category 5 hurricane and caused $300 million in damages—a record that Harvey, unfortunately, looks set to defeat. In times like these, it is critical that we all band together and do what we can to help those in need.
That’s why the JB Goodwin team is donating money to assist the Red Cross.
And you can too.
Besides the tremendous amounts of property damage, the hurricane will likely leave a large number of children traumatized for a very long time.
We have probably all heard the Red Cross say that at times like this folks really show their humanity.
Unfortunately, they often bring clothes, canned goods, and other essentials. While appreciated, these items can cause the Red Cross a logistical nightmare. Having to get those items to those who need it most and then having to distribute them to the needy in the middle of a disaster is a very difficult task. Even kind gestures of donated clothing can cause problems. For example, people might donate boxes and boxes of clothes, but are they the right sizes for the victims?
What the Red Cross has told us in the past is that the best donation to combat a disaster in the quickest and most effective way is money. By donating dollars, you can help the Red Cross purchase items, get personnel to where they need to be, or even provide emergency funds to victims to purchase what they NEED, right then and there.
An average of 91 cents of every dollar the American Red Cross spends is invested in humanitarian services and programs.
Click here to donate money to the Red Cross to allow them to continue to provide assistance to the victims of Hurricane Harvey. The smallest donations go a long way to support this relief effort & give meaningful help to those who have been affected by this natural disaster. As a company, JB Goodwin REALTORS® has made a substantial contribution to the Red Cross disaster relief fund and we implore you to, too.
Looking for another way to donate?
Call 1-800-RED-CROSS to donate by phone
Text the word HARVEY to 90999 to make a $10 donation (from your cell phone bill)
Posted by Mary Ann Castro
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