(November 1, 2017) Ninety-six mobile feeding units served 907-thousand meals, 966-thousand snacks, and nearly 980-thousand drinks statewide. Emotional Spiritual Care Officers also ministered to nearly 60-thousand first responders and survivors. In all, volunteers spent 5,000 hours in Victoria, Seadrift, Port Lavaca, Corpus Christi, Port Aransas, Cuero, La Grange and other communities. The staggering numbers racked up by the Salvation Army in various locations happened in response to Hurricane Harvey in just two short months.
Now that immediate needs have been met – it’s time for the recovery effort to continue which is why the Salvation Army is redirecting the mission of the Rock the Red Kettle ATX Concert and Celebrity Golf Tournament. Proceeds from this spectacular two-day event will now benefit on-going efforts to help people rebuild their lives following Hurricane Harvey.
“We have been handed a clear direction to go where the need is greatest with the folks in Texas hardest hit by Hurricane Harvey” said Cory Morrow, Texas Country Singer-Songwriter. “We pray you will join us.”
For the second year in a row Moonshine Sweet Tea is proud to be a sponsor of the concert featuring Cory Morrow along with his friends, Roger Creager, Kevin Fowler and many other recording artists.
“This is going to be a memorable experience where musicians join forces for one great cause: to help our fellow Texans get their lives back on track following the destruction of Harvey,“ said Moonshine Sweet Tea CEO Remmy Castillo. ”The Rock the Red Kettle concert is taking place Sunday, November 12 at the LifeAustin Amphitheatre and we hope to see you there.”
The next morning, Monday, November 13, the fun and the fundraising effort continue at the Second Annual Rock the Red Kettle ATX Celebrity Golf Tournament at Barton Creek Country Club. This is your chance to to tee it up with former PGA Tour Pro Joe Ogilvie and other celebrities from the PGA Tour, Major League Baseball and the Texas music scene. All golf packages include seats at the Rock the Red Kettle ATX concert on Sunday night, and other perks.
“The Salvation Army is committed to helping families who are trying to get their lives back together in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey,” said Joe Ogilvie. “We sure hope we can provide a little ray of hope for the folks who need it the most.”
The Salvation Army has been offering assistance for those in need in Austin for more than 125 year and can be trusted to do the most good with donations received. 100% of event proceeds from the Rock the Red Kettle ATX Concert and Celebrity Golf Tournament will benefit Hurricane Harvey relief efforts.