On August 25th, Hurricane Harvey devastated Southeast Texas after making landfall as a Category 4 Hurricane. The slow-moving storm left behind destroyed communities and caused unprecedented flooding that will take years to build back up restore.
There are currently 1.5 million children living in counties where disaster has been officially declared. The majority of these children are student aged.
We are calling on the industry to come together and help children that need it the most. Based off of our experience with disaster relief, we have decided to raise funds to strategically help the most vulnerable Title One Schools during their recovery and rebuilding process.
Our goal is to be there to help children get back to school by supplying them with backpacks, supplies, and hygiene packs, as well as to donate small strategic grants to struggling schools as they rebuild.
FEMA, The Red Cross, and other disaster relief first responders are attending to the initial needs of children and families in need. Mission 500 and the industry would like to be ready to help low income children and families that often fall between the cracks during secondary stages of the disaster response. In Houston alone, 116,000 children aged 6-17 already live under the poverty one and usually don’t have the margin to withstand the pressure that a disaster puts on their lives.
Please consider donating and creating a fundraising page today.
To make a one-time donation, please select DONATE. You will have the option of donating a backpack filled with school supplies, a hygiene kit, or choose to submit your own amount which will be allocated where it’s most needed.
BACKPACK FILLED WITH SCHOOL SUPPLIES: $27 DONATION
COMPASSION CARE PACK FILLED WITH ESSENTIAL HYGIENE ITEMS: $17 DONATION
Companies and organizations donating 100 packs or more can hold their own packing event. Mission 500 will facilitate shipping to a local relief center for distribution to a Title One School impacted by Hurricane Harvey.
To fundraise, please select FUNDRAISE. You will be asked to create a fundraising page that you can easily share and promote to your friends, family, and colleagues.
We appreciate your support and look forward to making a real difference with you!