Celebrities descend on Houston to bring relief to Hurricane Harvey victims

(Last Updated On: September 8, 2017)

Real Housewives of Atlanta/Dish Nation star Porsha Williams along with RHOA cast members and athletes band together for flood relief

The catastrophic rainfall from Hurricane Harvey set a record in the continental US dropping more than 15 trillion gallons of water on the fourth largest city in the nation over a six-day period. Estimates put eventual total losses at as much as $75 billion. Approximately 215,000 students were out of school and many families lost everything they had in the floods, including the lives of their loved ones. The destruction will take years to rebuild, and the nation has been stepping up to help. Celebrities from across the United States are joining together on September 9th from Noon-4pm at Grooves of Houston, 2300 Pierce St, Houston, TX 77003 for “A Heart for Houston: A Day of Giving for Flood Victims.”

The initiative is hosted by Porsha Williams from hit TV shows The Real Housewives of Atlanta (RHOA) and Dish Nation, along with former NFL player Dominic Austin, executive director of nonprofit organization Tackles4Cancer. The day of giving is for families affected by the storm and will feature complimentary barber and styling services, hot meals and to-go boxes, care packages, school supplies, hygiene items, and other essential items. Pre-selected families with severe needs will also receive financial assistance. The online campaign has garnered several thousands of dollars in donations, and CEO Jason Poon of Houston-based seafood company Marine Foods Express, Ltd. donated a sizable check to the cause to “adopt” families with severe flood-related needs.

Monetary donations are accepted online and tangible donations are accepted onsite. Event sponsors and partners include: Hosea Feed the Hungry, Tackles4Cancer, Grooves of Houston, Klean Takeout Austin, SJ Media Group, Sign-Express, Pre Check, District Studios, Candy Dish Decor, Game Changerz Inc., Brian Keith Productions, and a team of dedicated volunteers and donors.

Send or drop off items before Saturday 9/9 at Grooves, 2300 Pierce St, Houston, TX 77003 from today – Friday 11am – 5pm and Friday 5 pm – 9 pm. For more information and to donate online, visit: www.youcaring.com/heart4houston.

 

Celebrities descend on Houston to bring relief to Hurricane Harvey victims