Late Friday night, all of Texas held their breath when Hurricane Harvey hit the shores as a Category 4 hurricane. With winds at over 120 mph, it wreaked havoc along the coast as it moved inland, and finally started dying down after almost 2 days with no relief. However, the worst wasn't over - in its wake, Harvey left devastating floods, rendering thousands homeless and in need of help.
Almost immediately, there was a strong outreach of support from surrounding communities, including Austin. The areas affected are in dire need of food, water, medical supplies, and temporary shelter, and we want to do all we can to help. That's why, through our Love Austin Initiative, we are donating directly to the American Red Cross, an organization that is actively providing relief for victims of Hurricane Harvey. Members of the REILLY, REALTORS® team also collected donations of non-perishable food, water, and towels to donate to the effort.
Donations support relief activities like assembling shelters, purchasing truckloads of supplies, and aiding volunteers on the ground. To contribute a monetary donation directly to the American Red Cross, please visit our Crowdrise page here: bit.ly/rrloveaustin. To learn more about our Love Austin Initiative, please visit the Love Austin page on our website. We appreciate your generosity and support!