Who is Donating to Texas Storm Relief Efforts? – NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth
Many companies and groups across the country are rushing to provide aid to Texans after last week’s winter storm left millions without electricity, food, water and access to other resources.
There are many donor organizations and the list of helping hands continues to grow.
US Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
U.S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) visited Twitter last week and raised more than $ 5 million for relief efforts in Texas as of Sunday. The money raised will go to 12 organizations including the West Central Texas Food Bank, Central Texas Food Bank, Southeast Texas Food Bank, Feeding Texas, Bridge Homeless Recovery Center, South Texas Food Bank, Corazon Ministries, Houston Food Bank and the Food Bank of the Rio Grande Valley, ECHO (Ending Community Homelessness Coalition), the North Texas Food Bank and Family Eldercare.
One final update (I think!): We just raised $ 5 million for Texans across the state.
Thank you EVERYONE for acting together when people need it most.
Charity cannot replace politics, but solidarity is the way we face climate change and build a better world. 💪🏽🌎
Thank you 🙏🏽 pic.twitter.com/RzdgXllXoS
– Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) February 22, 2021
The Dallas Mavericks donate $ 1.25 million to the Mayor’s Disaster Relief Fund and other sources such as the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center, Our Calling, Austin Street Shelter, Stewpot, Family Place, Genesis Women’s Shelter, Wilkinson Center and the Housing Crisis Center, Voice of Hope, and 14 YMCA locations. Players like Dwight Powell, Luka Doncic, Tim Hardaway Jr. and Maxi Kleber etc, owner Mark Cuban and CEO Cynt Marshall have all got involved to take care of the city. Committee members and the Dallas Foundation have started discussions on how to distribute the money to help as many needy residents as possible.
A million meals, bottled water and other supplies are donated by Tyson Foods to its employees and other Texans affected by the recent storm. The 10 cities in Texas receiving the donation are Amarillo, Carthage, Center, Dallas, Haltom City, Houston, North Richland Hills, Seguin, Sherman, and Vernon. The food company said it would contact local authorities to coordinate sales details.
Chobani donated $ 100,000 to Operation Homefront to aid Texas military families who were hit by dangerously cold weather last week. The funds will come from Chobani’s Greek Yogurt Hero Batch and will be used for the national non-profit organization’s Critical Financial Assistance program. The program provides assistance with home repairs, food insecurity, rent and mortgage payments, car repairs, and other critical family needs. The company also decided to give 100,000 cups of Greek yogurt to the Tarrant Area Food Bank after delivering water to Fort Worth residents over the weekend.
Carparts.com has already donated a $ 100,000 donation to Feeding Texas and plans to donate 1% of their online earnings accumulated in February to Texans in need.
With the help of Lowe’s volunteers, the home repair shop is giving away 500 buckets filled with flashlights, trash bags, DampRid moisture absorbers, and other items to two stores in DFW (while supplies last), one in Arlington and one in Dallas. Buckets are available for collection starting Monday morning at Lowe’s on Arbrook Boulevard across Interstate 20 in South Arlington and from the store on 8520 S. Hampton Road in Dallas. In addition, the repair shop offers repair tips for repairing burst pipes, gutters, and damaged lawns, and can provide recommendations for professional help removing wet carpets and drywall, planning and replacing damaged roofs, and replacing water heaters and HVAC systems.
The City of Garland is partnering with Inspected.com, a company that offers remote virtual inspections with city officials over their phones to match residents with a professional who can guide them through repairs. “For some homeowners in Texas, it’s a leaking valve or their pipes have burst from the cold weather,” said Anthony Perera, founder of Inspected.com. “Inspected.com gives them access to their homes and can fix it themselves with the knowledge of professionals who speak to them on video through the app.” In addition, residents of Garland can video chat with city officials about potential problems at home.
The Coca-Cola Company donated 100 pallets of bottled water to the City of Waco – enough water to fill six tractor units.
Thank you! The Coca-Cola Bottling Company donated 100 pallets of bottled water (six with 18 wheels full) shipped to Waco from out of town. The water is distributed to residents in anticipation of the water being cut off for major leak repairs. https://t.co/n9RDGd8qbq pic.twitter.com/e7byCf0HW3
– City of Waco, Texas (@cityofwaco) February 19, 2021
B’nai B’rith will receive donations from the public and raise up to $ 10,000 from their Disaster and Emergency Relief Fund to help Texans trying to recover from the weather. The company will assess the needs of various communities in the state and work with partners to find solutions. Donors can donate through the B’nai B’rith website or by calling 800-573-9057.