Georgia Shows Harvey Victims Some Love
Georgia shows its true heart and has turned to help Houston in its time of need. From Atlanta- based companies such as Coca-Cola, Home Depot, Delta, and the Atlanta Humane Society to arbitrary volunteers. Many people chose to not evacuate the area in preparation for Hurricane Harvey’s landfall on August 25, 2017. As a result, countless people were left stranded and without basic supplies.
According to press releases, Home Depot has committed to donate $1 million to nonprofit organizations to aid in both short and long-term efforts towards rebuilding and Coca-Cola has pledged $1 million to the American Red Cross. Also pitching in, Delta, relies on its long-term partnership with the Red Cross and flies basic goods, such as water, cots, hot meals, clothing, feminine hygiene products, and more to Houston. On top of its annual donation of $1 million, Delta has also donated an additional $250K to relief efforts.
The Atlanta Humane Society joins in on the efforts and frees up space for animals who have been displaced by the storm. With about 100 animals (40 cats and 60 dogs) coming to Atlanta, AHS has temporarily reduced adoption prices on all pets that are over a year old to $0 in hopes of encouraging people to adopt and provide further shelter for incoming animals. AHS is also sending a team to Houston to help rescue animals to bring back to Atlanta who need shelter and care. The humane society is accepting donations from anyone at this time to help with the rescue efforts.