Even though those of us in Nashville are far from where Hurricane Harvey hit, we can still lend a hand. Here are six ways to get involved in Music City.
Hurricane Harvey has done some major devastation in Texas and, although the rain is over, parts of the state are still under water. So far, the death count is at 39. Beaumont, a city in Texas, now has no running water because their water pumps have failed. These are just a few of the most recent updates in Texas but CNN is constantly updating their page.
While most of us aren’t able to travel to Texas and pitch in there, we can still help here in Nashville. There are several fundraising efforts and donation sites set up to help aid those affected by Hurricane Harvey.
Music Row Gives Back: Texas Relief
G7 Entertainment Marketing and Sunrise Creative have started Music Row Gives Back: Texas Relief. They’re accepting donations at G7 Entertainment Marketing (801 18th Ave. S.) but donations must be in by Friday at 3PM. You can see the entire list of items they need at Music Row.
Miranda Lambert’s MuttNation Foundation
Miranda Lambert is getting hands on with the relief efforts in Houston. She, along with her MuttNation Foundation, is rescuing dogs and cats in the area. They’re getting them checked out by a veterinarian and then getting them to safety. To help their efforts, you can donate on MuttNation’s website. If you’d prefer to drop off a check in person, you can do that at Animalia in Franklin. They’re also accepting paper towels, Clorox wipes, towels, collars, dog treats and more. See where else you can donate for MuttNation on WSMV.
Chris Young’s GoFundMe
“I have friends and family there and I’m almost certain my house down there may have to be torn down as it was in one of the areas that was hardest hit by winds and flooding,” he writes on the fundraiser page. “But that’s the least of my concerns. I’m worried about the people there – my friends, family and neighbors – and I want to help.” Read the entire statement on his fundraiser page.
Happy Hippies for Houston
Kacey Musgraves’ Texas-Themed Merch
Kacey Musgraves used Twitter to announce her relief efforts for her home state. Her Texas shirt (which is $25 and so soft) is being used to raise money. According to thetweet, she’s donating the proceeds to go towards the Hurricane Harvey victims.
Foster a Texas Dog
Agape Animal Rescue is calling for fosters as they help rescue Texas dogs. They’re expecting to receive the dogs as early as next week. Apply to be a foster pup parent on their website and find out more about what they need from this Facebook post.
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