WE HAVE DECIDED TO ENTER PHASE TWO AND SUPPORT THE GREATER HOUSTON COMMUNITY FOUNDATION (SPONSORED BY MAYOR SYLESTER TURNER)! PLEASE DONATE IN THE LINK ABOVE!
As local residents of Houston for over 16 and 17 years—all of our lives, as a matter of fact— we've seen the beauty of what the fourth largest city in the United States has to offer. But, most importantly, in the time that we've come to known the city, we've observed one thing that matters most: the conviction and the utter resilience of the people in this city. And, in this tragic natural disaster that we have come to known as Hurricane Harvey, this observations holds more than ever true.
No matter how many inches of drywall it peels or homes it steals, Harvey will never be able to take down the true monument of Houston: its people.
So, on behalf of our fellow Houstonians and Texans all undergoing the same struggle that is Harvey, we would like to ask for your help — for your help to not only keep us in your prayers, but to take action. That’s why we're starting the #PushUpHouston challenge (taking inspiration from the ALS ice bucket challenge).
The rules are simple:
1) ACCEPT the challenge
2) RECORD yourself doing 5 push-ups (if you can’t do 5 regular push-ups, push-ups on your knees are fine!)
3) NOMINATE three of your friends
4) UPLOAD the video to social media (make sure to include the link to the donation page and to include the hashtag "#pushuphouston")
5) DONATE to help the Harvey relief funds (all proceeds will go to the Red Cross)
Together, we hope that we can work together in helping the ones who need it most. Together, we hope that we can push up Houston!
IMPORTANT: If you want to donate a large amount, please do it directly through the American Red Cross site or other organizations; this GoFundMe is a way for people to be able to donate outside the $10 minimum Red Cross enforces and to see how much money the challenge directly raises
For any inquiries or suggestions, here's some contact information:
-Email: [email redacted]
THANK YOU FOR HELPING US HIT $1000.
Please remember that this is a campaign to spread awareness for the need to donate; not a campaign aimed only at helping the Red Cross. Our interest is in the Houston people. Not the Red Cross. So if you feel that other organizations are more effectively fit for what you're looking for, please donate to them! Thank you so much guys and continue to spread the love!
-Newton and Edison Huynh
OTHER AMAZING ORGANIZATIONS TO DONATE TO:
- Victoria Truong
- Sheila Aberin
- Jackie Vuong
- Melodi Dang
- Ahmed Rahman
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