Harvey relief: Sports teams, celebrities, other businesses help out
HOUSTON – The world is coming out to support Texas, and particularly Houston, as Harvey rages through our area.
Former President George H. W. Bush and Barbara Bush released this statement of support: “Barbara and I are in Maine, but our hearts are in Houston. We are praying for all of our fellow Houstonians and Texans affected by Harvey, and truly inspired by the flotilla of volunteers -- Points of Light all -- who are answering the call to help their neighbors. We salute them, the first responders, and the local elected officials for their grit and determination in the face of this extraordinary storm. This we know: Houston, and Texas, will come together and rebuild."
Here are some of the reactions and signs of support from throughout the U.S.:
Having gone through a "1000 Year Flood" event, my heart goes out to the people in Texas.Once again we are witnessing the goodness of people.— Archive: Ambassador Nikki Haley (@AmbNikkiHaley) August 28, 2017
Gov. Greg Abbott:
My thoughts & prayers are heavy for Houston & the surrounding areas being affected by Hurricane Harvey!— Dak Prescott (@dak) August 28, 2017
The people of Texas need our help and our kindness. Text HARVEY to 90999 to make a $10 donation. @RedCross— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) August 27, 2017
The Houston Texans and the energy company Anadarko have each donated $1 million to the United Way of Greater Houston Relief Fund to help those impacted by Harvey.
Houston Rockets owner Leslie Alexander has pledged $10 million and Houston Astros owner Jim Crane will donate $4 million.
The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo will commit $2 million to Hurricane Harvey relief efforts.
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