The players, staff and fans of Houston Dynamo FC, the Houston Dash, Austin FC and FC Dallas are uniting to provide relief to Louisianans whose homes were damaged when Hurricane Ida made landfall earlier this week.
The Texas Unites fundraising campaign kicks off today and will run through September 18, with proceeds going to SBP, a 501(c)(3) non-profit based in New Orleans, Louisiana whose mission is to rebuild homes quickly after disasters by mobilizing private sector innovations and assigning a single point of contact to make the home rebuilding process faster and more predictable.
All three clubs have pledged to match up to the first $5,000 donated, meaning that fans who donate now can make four times the impact with their contribution.
Fans in Houston can visit HoustonDynamoFC.com/TexasUnites to donate.
In addition to disaster response, SBP trains other nonprofit groups to utilize best practices, offers preparedness training for residents in at-risk communities, advises government entities to enable more efficient use of federal funds and advocates for systems change in the disaster recovery industry.
Every $10 donated provides protective gear to a volunteer, while $250 covers the cost of three kits to muck and/or gut flooded homes. Every $1,000 raised covers the cost of deploying a team of AmeriCorps members to support disaster recovery.