Austin FC, FC Dallas, Houston Dynamo FC players launch winter storm reduction funds

Austin FC, FC Dallas and Houston Dynamo FC players have launched reduction funds to learn Texans as a winter storm continues to leave residents with out energy, warmth, meals and shelter.

Gamers from the 2021 growth team set up a GoFundMe, with proceeds going to the membership’s 4ATX Basis’s help of the Austin Space City League, which assists African Individuals and underserved Austin-area residents. The players have set a goal of $15,000 for the fundraiser, and have already reached over $12,500 as of Thursday morning.

“We merely felt like that is the fitting factor to do,” the players said, through a message relayed by the membership on Twitter. “Many folks within the metropolis do not have electrical energy, gasoline, water, or meals proper now. And so they need assistance. Go Fund Me was the best and quickest method for us to assist. We’re coming from all over the world and we have just met one another. Regardless of this, all of us had the identical feeling and urge to assist. Though our group is new to Austin, now we have been embraced by the neighborhood since our arrival. 

“Experiencing this winter storm and seeing the amount of people who wanted assist, we needed to discover a strategy to best assist. Group is a core worth to our group and we try to assist people who have welcomed us to our new home.”

Houston’s fundraiser was launched in coordination with the NWSL’s Houston Sprint. All donations will likely be break up amongst Mutual Help Houston, Youngsters Meals Houston and The Houston Meals Financial institution. 

The FC Dallas fundraiser was began by Tanner Tessmann in partnership with the FC Dallas Basis. Their GoFundMe has a $10,000 goal.

“My FC Dallas teammates and I acknowledge how a lot everybody in Texas has been affected by the winter storms over the past few days,” Tessman said. “We need to do our half and help our neighborhood to assist folks in want get by way of these hard occasions. Please contemplate donating in the event you can, any amount will assist.”

Hundreds of thousands of Texas residents have been with out energy and warmth for the reason that starting of the week, when extreme winter climate sent the state’s energy grid into gridlock. An estimated three million properties and companies are impacted, and 31 folks have died in incidents related to the storm.

You possibly can donate to Austin’s reduction fund right here, whereas Houston’s could be discovered right here. The FC Dallas particulars could be discovered right here.

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