LIV Sotheby’s International Realty brokers and staff donated more than $34,000 to support Hurricane Harvey relief efforts in conjunction with The American Red Cross. LIV Sotheby’s International Realty president, Scott Webber, mobilized the firm to act in the wake of the devastating hurricane that pounded southern Texas with record-breaking wind, rain, and flooding, displacing thousands of Americans and causing billions of dollars of property damage.
“The images we see of people being rescued, people using their own boats to become ‘’first responders”, homes being seriously damaged and even destroyed, and so many lives being severely disrupted, breaks your heart,” said Webber. “It’s hard to see the pain and suffering by so many of our neighbors. We all appreciate the unique connection we in Colorado have to the state of Texas. The synergies are countless.”
The Red Cross is using the donations from LIV Sotheby’s International Realty brokers and staff, which help provide shelter, food, comfort and emergency support for those in need since the wake of Hurricane Harvey, which made landfall on Texas on August 25.
“From my perspective, the monetary donations collected by LIV Sotheby’s International Realty allow The American Red Cross to achieve our mission of alleviating human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors,” said Jan Daugaard, The American Red Cross, Denver. “It is because of the financial contributions of companies like LIV Sotheby’s International Realty that we were able to have Red Cross representatives on the ground prior to the storm hitting, and will be able to continue provide support for the weeks and months ahead.”
Donations helped pay to transport more than 3,100 Red Cross disaster workers to Texas, and for more than 190 emergency response vehicles to help deliver meals and relief supplies, among many other efforts, to provide relief.
Additionally, donations helped to mobilize more than 66 million hurricane and flood alerts issued through Red Cross mobile apps, which helped provide real-time information on shelter locations to help people protect themselves and their loved-ones.
LIV Sotheby’s International Realty is committed to showing support to the community and those in need through their LIV to Give initiatives, which can be viewed here. For more information, or to donate to any efforts supported by The American Red Cross, click here.