KPRC2's Harvey Disaster Relief raises millions
HOUSTON – On Aug. 30 and Aug. 31, KPRC and Telemundo partnered with the American Red Cross to support the Harvey relief effort.
We opened the phone lines and Houston, you delivered, calling in donations of all sizes!
It all adds up to a lot of help for our neighbors in need.
Between Wednesday and Thursday, we had individual pledges equaling more than $1 million ($1,067,358) and corporations stepped up to present checks worth nearly $3.2 million ($3,175,000)!
That’s more than $4.2 million ($4,242,358) total!
On top of that, a Walmart representative dropped into our studio to present the Red Cross with a pledge of $10 million to help the Gulf Coast recover.
This relief effort is massive, so remember you can continue to donate at Click2Houston.com or you can drop your change in the special donation boxes at the register of your local Kroger store.
Every bit helps and adds up to a lot of help for victims of Hurricane Harvey.
We raised more than $1.4 million on Wednesday! Our total for Thursday as of 12 p.m. is $695,933. And we want to keep it going so please donate!
Two-day total: $4,242,358
Call 713-778-8920 OR CLICK THIS LINK TO DONATE NOW.
We would like to thank the following donors for their contributions:
Day 2 total: $2,825,690
- Public donations: $400,690
- Big corporate donors: $2,425,000
- TransCanada Corporation - $100,000
- Reliant - $200,000
- Macy’s - $100,000
- PBK - $100,000
- BBVA Compass - $150,000
- Houston Golf Association - $50,000
- Great American Business Products - $25,000
- Mustang CAT - $250,000
- Apache Corporation - $250,000
- Wells Fargo - $500,000
- Transocean - $100,000
- Fuel Maxx - $100,000
- Sysco - $500,000
Day one total: $1,416,668
- Public donations: $559,668
- Celebrity donation: George Foreman - $107,000
- Big corporate donors: $750,000
- Marathon Oil - $100,000
- BB&T - $100,000
- Graham Holdings - $50,000
- *McDonald's Owner/Operators Association of Greater Houston - $250,000
- *McDonald’s Corporation - $250,000
More helpful links:
How to help: http://bit.ly/2wYjr4w
How to mark yourself safe: http://bit.ly/2vtykqS
Where to find shelter: http://bit.ly/2xs2Xzb
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