How you can Help those affected by Harvey and Irma #StayStrong

How you can Help those affected by Harvey and Irma #StayStrong

In this time of unprecedented weather events like Harvey and Irma, our thoughts remain with all those affected by these storms as we admire their great #RESILIENCE and #STRENGTH.

Stout Magazine has gathered thoughts on resilience and actions we can take for the recovery from some #Stout Americans- including five former presidents. We hope you will step up with us to help others #STAYSTRONG for the long road ahead.

 

1- Donate to the One America Appeal
    Five Former Presidents, One Good Cause – We are #StrongerTogether

The One America Appeal is a joint appeal by all five living former American Presidents to encourage their fellow citizens to support recovery efforts from Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma.
“Hurricane Harvey brought terrible devastation – but it also brought out the best in humanity. As former Presidents, we wanted to come together and join our fellow citizens in supporting Houston and the communities along the Gulf Coast as they rebuild. Please give whatever you can. Every cent donated through the One America Appeal will help the victims recover. ”
– Former presidents George W. Bush, Barack Obama, George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, Jimmy Carter

2- Give time / money / blood

“I know that being resilient is about accepting that everything is constantly changing. Our circumstance today is different from yesterday and will be different again tomorrow. We must find peace through the change, know that all hardship will eventually pass and joy comes from within.”
– Marty McKellips- Chief Executive Officer, Central and South Texas Region, American Red Cross

 

3- Donate a place to stay

“For me, resilience comes to me from taking joy in the smallest things. A quiet moment to reflect, a funny little smile from my son at just the right time and knowing when I have a down day knowing there is always tomorrow. We are hoping to give those who’ve lost so much a place to regroup, recharge and recover.”
– Chereen Fisher (Top Trip Rentals)

“Being based in Texas, nearly all of our HomeAway employee family is either related to or knows someone affected by Hurricane Harvey,” said Bill Furlong, HomeAway Vice President, North America. “We are moved by those who are dedicating themselves to help our fellow Texans, especially those opening their doors.”
– Bill Furlong (HomeAway)

Owners-how to donate/discount your property or
evecuees- how to find a place to stay or call 1-888-336-7713.


4- Donate to Help Displaced Pets

“I know that being resilient is about accepting that everything is constantly changing. Our circumstance today is different from yesterday and will be different again tomorrow. We must find peace through the change, know that all hardship will eventually pass and joy comes from within.” says Chad Harris. “Jake in the photo is a displaced pooch from the Medical Center in Houston whose family way lucky to evacuate safely from their flooded Houston home, but we need help getting care to pets in need and to help the families keep their peace of mind.”

-Dr. Chad Harris, DVM, Chief of Staff North Austin Animal Hospital
 
Other great/local options to donate for animal assistance Texas Veterinary Medical Foundation’s Disaster Relief Fund, Houston SPCA or Austin Pets Alive.

 
 

For more local-to-Texas ways to help, check out our Helping Harvey article featuring #Stout Texans coming together in support.