There are celebrities like my heroes JJ Watt and Chris Paul who are doing a lot for this issue, I am about to talk about. But I am an ordinary person. Also, this is not about me or who I am.
This is about the city of Houston and its ordinary people that has been brought to its knees by a mass of water occasioned by a force named Harvey. The only thing that needs to be known about me is that I am high schooler and a son of this great city of Houston who wants to help his community in any which way shape or form.
The Impact of the Disaster
Harvey has robbed honest Houstonians of not just their homes and their property, but their livelihood and the meanings, and some tragic cases, their lives. Harvey is going to drench almost 6 million people, and cost an estimated 108 billion dollars. Needless to say, donations are needed to help the affected people get back on their feet.
What we can do?
Like you, when ordinary people are harmed by a force that is out of his or her control, it makes my heart bleed. We must help our Texan brothers and sisters in their time of need.
Who gets the Donation?
So, I am starting this campaign to bring your dollar directly to the Center for Disaster Philanthropy , a GoFundMe-certified charity. Your donations are tax-deductible (and GoFundMe INSTANTLY directly issues you a tax receipt).
What CDP does with the Funds?
The Center for Disaster Philanthropy redirects donations to organizations which are doing the most to help the people hit hardest by the storm. A donation to this cause will be an example that shows the genuine care the people of the world have towards towards people in need.
IMPACT: Houston+You is Bigger than Harvey
With your help, history will remember how the indefatigable spirit of the brave Houstonians didn't budge in the face of the storm and how the timely help of the people of the world allowed southeastern Texas to heal from the ravage of the storm. Thank you. No amount it too small.
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- Sweta Majmundar
- Shriram Sarvotham
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