OUR HEARTS ARE WITH HOUSTON
On August 26, 2017, at 3:00 a.m. local time, Hurricane Harvey made landfall near Rockport, Texas, as a Category 4 hurricane. As of Wednesday, August 30 the storm has made its second landfall and has caused catastrophic flooding across much of southeastern Texas.
United Way of Forsyth County is committed to helping those in dire need of assistance in the greater Houston area and has heard the calls of our local community members searching for a way to contribute. Now, United Way is offering you an opportunity to double the impact of your generosity by issuing a challenge match to Forsyth County and its citizens. United Way will match every dollar raised, up to $100,000, and split the donation between United Way of Greater Houston and American Red Cross- Harvey Disaster Relief. The donation will aide in immediate and lifesaving disaster relief efforts as well the long term rebuilding efforts of a community devastated by flooding. This commitment will come from United Way's cash reserves, designated for extreme and dire circumstances such as these.
It is in times of need that we discover the full impact of a community United.
As Hurricane Harvey wreaked havoc on homes and communities across Southeastern Texas and Southwestern Louisiana—producing up to 50 inches of rain in some areas—United Ways across the region are helping families face devastating losses from the historic flooding with an eye toward long-term recovery.
The largest of its kind to make landfall in the United States since 2005, Hurricane Harvey has left a wake of destruction in its path—
but there is hope.
From Hurricane Katrina to the flooding in Tamil Nadu, India, United Ways have a history of coordinating community responses to help those affected by natural disasters. Whether by raising funds to aid in relief efforts, engaging first-responders or mobilizing partners to help with on-the-ground long-term recovery
United Ways offer help when it is most needed.
If you are in need of help, wish to learn more about United Way of Forsyth County, or would like to donate to the annual campaign, please visit our website or call United Way's 2-1-1 helpline.