Austin FC Unites with Other Texas MLS and NWSL Clubs to Raise Funds for Hurricane Ida Victims
Austin, TEXAS - The players, staff and supporters of Austin FC, FC Dallas, Houston Dynamo FC and the Houston Dash 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. SBP is a 501(c)(3) non-profit based in New Orleans, Louisiana whose mission is to rebuild homes 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 (3) clubs have pledged to match up to the first $5,000 donated, meaning that fans who donate now can make four (4) times the impact with their contribution.
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, and $250 covers the cost of three (3) kits to muck and gut flooded homes. Every $1,000 raised covers the cost of deploying a team of AmeriCorps members to support disaster recovery.
"Austin FC is committed to showing up for our community. When Central Texas was hit by Winter Storm Uri earlier this year, our players stepped up and inspired those who could help to find ways to help others get back on their feet. Now, Austin FC is proud to team up with our fellow Texas MLS and NWSL clubs to mobilize our fans in support of those whose lives have been impacted by Hurricane Ida," commented Kaitlin Swarts, Austin FC Vice President of Community Impact.
Austin FC supporters can visit AustinFC.com/TexasUnites to donate.
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