Harvey: Flooded Then Looted

$20,000 goal

Campaign created 11 months ago
Hurricane Harvey: Flooded Then Looted
Mike Caraway-Executive Director

Right Choices, Inc. Is a non-profit youth organization that serve at risk males up to 25 years of age. Right Choices, Inc.  Mission Statement is To prevent among our youth all forms of abuse, homelessness, drug /substance and gang involvement /violence through education and (re)socialization.

Earlier Times

In the wee hours of the morning on August 26, 2017, Hurricane Harvey began its destructive move on Houston, Texas, so did the criminal element. Right Choices Inc. a nonprofit in the past has survived Tropical Storm Allison, Hurricane Rita and Hurricane Ike with no property damage. Like others in the area Right Choices Inc received it’s share property damage during Hurricane Harvey. There was minimal damage to Right Choices Inc building. The nonprofit’s 2001 Astro Van and 1994 Lincoln town car will need repairing. That was the first victimization.

The second victimization can when Right Choices Inc. building was looted. Thieves got away with nearly $4000.00 worth of equipment that was used for our music recording program. Things such as Apple IMac computers, studio monitors, microphones, external hard drives and Pro Tools equipment and software were taken. In 20 years of existence Right Choices Inc. has never been a victim of crime.

Right Choices Inc. carried only liability insurance on the two vehicles because of their age. There was no insurance on the building or its contents. There were surveillance cameras but they were out due to electrical outages in the area. A report was made with the Houston Police Department in hopes of the property being recovered, but that is very highly unlikely. These two incidents are an extreme hard hit to Right Choices Inc. and recovering and rebuilding will be difficult.

Normally this time of the year Right Choices Inc. like to help 5-10 young men in high school by purchasing their school clothing or uniforms and supplies. Right Choices Inc. was able to help two young men four days before Hurricane Harvey and by scraping up enough resources to help another young man on September 10, 2017. Right Choices Inc. is a small nonprofit organization with very limited resources but has managed to remain in existence for 20 years with an all non-paid volunteer staff, small money donations and in-kind gift donations. These two incidents have knocked Right Choices Inc. to it’s very core, the hope is that Right Choices Inc. will survive.

This is a call to action to all, Right Choices Inc. needs your help if is to survive and continue to serve its’ customers. A fundraising campaign to raise $20000.00 has begun. The money raised would be used to make the necessary repairs to the building, replace the equipment that was taken, repair the organization’s vehicles and upgrade the security system. Since, Hurricane Harvey there have been scams and more will surface after Hurricane Irma does it dirty deeds, but be assured Right Choices Inc.is very transparent about its fundraising campaign. You can learn more about Right Choices Inc. at guidestar.org/Home.aspx and/or its website rightchoicesinc.org . Spread the word by placing the following link on your social media accounts.

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$20,000 goal

Campaign created 11 months ago
Funds raised will benefit:
Right Choices, Inc.
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Houston, TX
EIN: 760534813
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