HurricaneHarvey Veteran Rescue Fund
My family managed to survive the hurricane. But now the real emergency begins; like so many others, we have to move. The house has been declared unliveable due to mold, rodents, and water damage. Please help us, and other veterans who are falling through the cracks.
Amount raised so far:
$1,645 ($1620 private)
Ernesto Lozano, San Francisco CA
Sandria Banks, Buffalo NY
Vicky Jackson, Tampa FL
Harold Taylor, Atlanta GA
My name is Lance T. Walker. I am an U.S. Air Force veteran, and founder of the WeHireHeroesUSA employment network. Recently, while on a trip to my home town of Buffalo, NY, I was horrified to learn that a massive hurricane was bearing down on my wife and kids in Houston, Texas.
With planes grounded and roads to the airports already blocked, there was nothing I could do but keep them encouraged and pray as they spent 6 long days hunkered down in the howling wind and driving rain.
In the end, we were lucky. The wind and rain caused the roof to leak, and the neighborhood was surrounded by waist-deep water for more than a week, but everyone survived. Problem is, the house has now been declared unliveable by the federal government due to mold. And emergency assistance is slow to none because Congress has yet to act decisively.
We need your help. The news cameras are gone, but the need persists.
And many others aren’t even doing as well as us. Some need to evacuate: others need to rebuild. You can help us help them too - please make a small contribution, and share this with your network.
Slow-moving, record-shattering Hurricane Harvey made landfall on August 25th, 2017 as a Category 4 storm with sustained winds of 130 mph, and pummeled the Houston region for six straight days. Hundreds of thousands of people remain under evacuation orders, shelters are filled to bursting, and officials are warning that conditions for many residents will not improve any time soon.
I want to use my network and reputation to help other veterans and their families - but I can only do it with your help.
I'm asking for $16,000 to assist our first 6 veteran families who are about to fall through the cracks in the government's temporary safety net. Your generous contribution will provide groceries, transportation, re-employment, and resettlement assistance to them, literally as a bridge over troubled waters.
Here's the breakdown for this pilot phase of the program:
$2000 x 6 veteran families ($12,000 total)
$1000 x 4 team members ($4,000 total)
Please help me do this. Proving myself with these 6 families, will give me the credibility I need to approach larger organizations and help more. Let's not make them wait a minute longer than necessary. God bless, and thank you for your support!
Lance T. Walker, Managing Director
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