news / 09.07.2017 OBJ Starts Fund, Donates $100,000 To Hurricane Harvey Relief
Words fail to capture the destruction left in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. A storm of historic proportions, Harvey devastated the city of Houston and much of the gulf coast.
Words also fail to adequately capture how people came together in the face of such tragedy. Volunteers from across the country have pitched in to help with rescue and recovery while millions upon millions of dollars in donations have poured in.
As a survivor of Hurricane Katrina, New York Giants' wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr has seen what nature's fury can do to a vulnerable city. To help with what will be a long and arduous rebuilding, Beckham has launched a fund raising effort, starting it with a donation of $100,000.
About the fundraiser, Beckham says:
"Please join me to help Texans in their time of need. Funds donated here will be collected by the Direct Impact Fund and will be split equally between Americares and Samaritan's Purse.Give what you can and together we can make a huge difference for so many people in need.-Odell"
Harvey promises to be one of the most expensive storms in history, with a projected cost to be in excess of $200 billion.
With hurricane Irma hot on the heels of Harvey, this promises to be a long and costly rebuilding effort, and it is commendable that a young man with the media platform of Odell Beckham is using his reach to help those in dire need.
To learn more about Americares and Samaritan's Purse, and how to help support the effort, follow THIS LINK.
Source: Big Blue Review | Chris Pflum | September 6th, 2017