Pure Barre for Hurricane Relief
EVENT DATE: Oct 13, 2017
DEADLINE TO GIVE: Nov 13, 2017
FUNDRAISER SET UP DEADLINE: Oct 13, 2017
Hurricane Harvey made landfall on Friday evening, August 25th, as the first Category 4 hurricane to hit the United States since Hurricane Charley in 2004. Ahead of its landfall, many communities were ordered to evacuate, as fears arose that the hurricane could leave some coastal areas uninhabitable. The storm, which intensified over the Gulf of Mexico before hitting Texas and its surrounding states, brought with it heavy rainfall, damaging winds, and a powerful storm surge. It has significantly impacted communities along the Texas coastline, including Houston, as well as other areas along the Gulf with wind and flood damage. Hurricane Irma is the strongest Atlantic basin hurricane ever recorded outside the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea. It lasted as a hurricane from August 31 until September 11. The storm, which stretched 650 miles from east to west, affected at least nine US states, turning streets into rivers, ripping down power lines, uprooting trees and cutting off coastal communities. On September 6, Hurricane Irma left a string of small Caribbean islands devastated. The eye of the hurricane passed over Barbuda, damaging about 95% of the buildings on the island. The hurricane hit southwest Florida on September 10, battering the state's lower half and leaving a trail of tornadoes and storm-surge flooding as its core slowly moved inland. The massive storm triggered evacuation orders for 5.6 million people before it made two landfalls. This year our barreTHON is dedicated to raising funds that will support those devasted by the Hurricanes. Our Pure Barre Family is STRONG and beyond generous. Last year our efforts in this 24 hour event raised over $28,000 for Autism Awareness, no small feat. With 2 strong studios, extremely motivated individuals, and a wealth of networking contacts. Let's reach our PB family out past the studio walls and bring a little PBASR to Texas and Florida! We will be partnering with DirectRelief to make sure the funds raised are equally distributed to those in need from Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, this organization is rated 4 stars by Charity Navigator and keeps very low overhead costs to ensure they work on their mission, not just raise money for salaries. This years' barreTHON is sure to be the BIGGEST and BEST yet!