NewHolly community rallies to raise funds for Hurricane Harvey victims

By Voice Staff

Not long after residents in the Southern and Eastern United States were hammered by Hurricane Harvey in late August, a small but

NewHolly residents and area nonprofits raised $104 to help Houston-area residents whose lives were impacted by Hurricane Harvey.

NewHolly residents and area nonprofits raised $104 to help Houston-area residents whose lives were impacted by Hurricane Harvey.

HH Fundraiser pic 4mighty group of residents and community members spent an afternoon raising money for residents of Houston, which felt the brunt of the storm.

NewHolly resident Sacdiyo Muuse quickly organized a group of fellow residents who gathered at the corner of 32nd and S. Myrtle Streets with posters asking for donations.

“If we had stayed home, we would have raised nothing. We were out here for two hours and raised $104.”

Staff from Somali Family Safety Task Force, East African Community Services and the Somali Community Services of Seattle also pitched in with donations.

The money will be given to the Houston Housing Authority.

Hurricane Harvey caused 90 deaths and roughly $70 billion in damages. On Oct. 21, five former presidents, Barack Obama, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George H.W. Bush and Jimmy Carter appeared together at a fundraiser for hurricane victims, including Hurricane Harvey.

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