Take a good look at everything around you. Your home, your family and friends, car, even your job, just take a look at all of it. Imagine one day you have everything you need and the next day, all of that is gone, washed away in a hurricane. While this was just a hypothetical situation for you, this is a reality for millions of Americans affected by Hurricane Harvey.
On August 25, 2017, the nation’s first major hurricane (Category 3 or stronger) since Hurricane Wilma made landfall on the Texas Gulf Coast. Hurricane Harvey originated as a tropical wave off the African Coast before becoming a Tropical Storm off the Lesser Antilles. Here, the storm died off yet still pushed forward into a Tropical Depression. While the path and strength of Hurricane Harvey left many questioning how to respond or prepare, those questions were quickly answered. Within 56 hours of resurging as a Tropical Depression, Harvey officially became a Hurricane and hit the Gulf Coast hard.
As scenes from Houston were broadcast and more and more information about the impact of Hurricane Harvey became largely available, companies rushed to action to help those in need. One of those who felt compelled to help was Premier Financial Alliance. Through their SEAL Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded by the Wu Brothers, the “Harvey’s Donations” fundraisers came to be.
The goal for the “Harvey’s Donations” fundraiser was to raise $25,000 from August 31 to September 5. However, within 36 hours of launching, “Harvey’s Donations” reached its $25,000 goal with ease. At the end of it all, The SEAL Foundation was able to raise $27,000 to go towards Hurricane Harvey relief efforts.
Even though the storm is over, and the community has started to rebuild, they are a long way from being fully recovered. It is estimated that the damage from Hurricane Harvey caused more than $100 billion dollars in damages. This includes homes, cars, businesses, and restoring the environment. On the outside looking in, these may just seem like objects that can be replaced, but to those experiencing the devastation first hand; these are their homes, businesses, memories, and livelihood. Every little bit helps.
While Premier Financial Alliance reviews the success of their fundraiser, they can’t help but feel appreciative for everyone who gave of their own time and money to make the “Harvey’s Donations” fundraiser a success. Thanks to over 100 donors comprised of Premier Financial Alliance agents, SEAL Foundation supporters, and other generous givers, the “Harvey’s Donation” fundraiser was a true group accomplishment.