Harvey, the category 4 hurricane that made landfall in Texas on Friday August 25th, has devastated the Houston area. For the past 4 days, relentless rain has caused unprecedented flooding. Thousands of people have been evacuated and displaced as a result of the storm. As of Tuesday evening, more than 50 inches of rain had fallen in some parts of Houston.
As many of you know, there are several cheerleading programs located in the Greater Houston area. The cheerleading community is coming together to offer aid those in need. Listed here are all of the gyms who have set up relief efforts. We’ll continue to add more details as they become available.
Cheerleading Programs Offering Help
Varsity and University Cheer Force
Varsity and University Cheer Force are coordinating to offer support.
Cheer America Road Trip for Relief
Cheer America is going on a road trip to collect supplies for those affected by Hurricane Harvey. Learn more about the participating gyms here.
Steven from IPP music has set up a GoFundMe to provide relief to hurricane victims.
— IPP MUSIC (@IPPMusic) August 29, 2017
Go! Fight! Win! Music
We are donating free mixes to any gyms affected by Hurricane Harvey. $ usually spent on 🎵 can be reallocated for repairs and relief. pic.twitter.com/XWuEvw8aD1
— Go! Fight! Win!Music (@GoFightWinMusic) August 30, 2017
Woodlands Elite is accepting donations at all of their locations and will participate in the Houston-wide cheerleading effort to rebuild.
Spirit of Texas
Spirit of Texas is collecting items at both of their locations. #SendHoustonSpirit
We are asking for everyone in the cheer community to help gyms and families affected by the hurricane and flooding in the Texas Gulf Coast! pic.twitter.com/1d45fXL03v
— Stars Vipers (@Stars_Vipers) August 27, 2017
Other General Relief Efforts
- American Red Cross
- Austin Pets Alive
- Driscoll Children’s Hospital
- The Greater Houston Community Foundation
- JJ Watt’s YouCaring campaign
- Salvation Army
- Save the Children
- Southern Baptist Disaster Relief
- and dozens other