"Bringing awareness to hurricane victims is forefront in my mind. Yes, business is about profit, but the wave of the future is what you do with what you make."
Jelt is a social enterprise—meaning it was established as a means to give back to our community, specifically, United States veterans and families in Montana. Now, we see an immediate need to help the people of the Houston area during this devastating time.
With this in mind, we are donating 100% of our profits from September 5th to September
15th to the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund. This fund was set up by Houston Mayor, Sylvester Turner, for victims affected by recent floods. The relief fund is housed at the Greater Houston Community Foundation, a 501(c)(3) public charity.
We are one country. We can all help our brothers and sisters in need. Please join us in supporting the recovery of Houston during this tragic time.
Here are a few more verified worthy Houston area charities that will directly aid Hurricane Harvey victims:
- Baker Ripley, the Houston community charity that is running the NRG Center shelter, is accepting monetary donations for the long-term recovery ahead.
- Houston Food Bank helps provide meals for hungry neighbors in emergencies and all year round.
- United Way of Greater Houston has set up a relief fund that people can donate to. The organization said its first priority is shelter and basic needs like food. The organization said it will also focus on long-term recovery efforts. It also said that it will absorb administrative costs, so 100 percent of every donation goes directly to relief.
- Holy Family Catholic Church at 2011 Briar Ln, Wharton, TX 77488 needs supplies for its shelter. They have about 200 people as of Wednesday and were in need of food.
- Pets affected by Hurricane Harvey are being taken in by animal shelters across Texas, including the SPCA of Texas, Austin Pets Alive and the San Antonio Humane Society. The Houston Humane Society is also available, with limited staff.