News headlines have been dominated by the flooding in Houston caused by Hurricane (now Tropical Storm) Harvey. With the threat of further flooding still present and the current water levels so severe, the folks along the Gulf Coast that were hit dead-on by a Category 4 hurricane have been overshadowed.
That’s not a comment on news coverage. That’s a demonstration of just how historically bad this thing is. Many of my fellow Texans need your help.
I’m sure many of you reading this already have and I thank you from the bottom of my heart. For those of you that haven’t or perhaps may still have some generosity in your heart and your wallet, allow me to make you an offer with a tie-in to Notre Dame football.
I started a GoFundMe yesterday afternoon to benefit the American Red Cross. While I know there is no shortage of ways to donate directly, or to other charities, I believe in a couple of things when it comes to fundraisers: communal efforts will drive more money and tying the effort to something that community enjoys will also help greatly.
So with that in mind, I’ve committed myself to making a bonus donation in this drive. I will match 1% of the raised total, and multiply that by the number of points ND scores this weekend against Temple. To put it another way, every $100 raises will be $1 per Irish point this Saturday out of my pocket. Think of it like a 401k match, but for charity, and with football fun tied to it.
As I write this, we are already at $1/point. I’m willing to go up to a $500 match on this thing, so there’s plenty of room to keep going here.
Every little bit will help and you have the knowledge with this drive that your donation will be multiplied in some form. Again, if you prefer a more direct route, please take it. In fact, here’s a list from my local paper that has some ideas.
If a donation is not in your budget, please look for ways to donate needed items, find a blood drive and donate blood (I’m O+ and finding one myself today), and spread the word on this effort or any other effort that you see.
If you’d like to join in my effort, you can donate here. I thank you in advance for your generosity.
Go Irish. Beat Harvey.
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