We are thankful that our facility was not affected by the disastrous Harvey, but our neighbors in Houston cannot say the same. Many folks have lost their homes, gyms, vehicles, and more. It's inspiring to see everyone lending a hand (or boat) to help in any way they can.
We featured Mammoth Training Center in a Box of the Week a few months back, they are located in Rockport, TX. Their facility was left in shambles because of Hurricane Harvey. It was devastating to see what Harvey could do, but they are rebuilding and need your help. If you would like to help, here is their GoFundMe link: https://www.gofundme.com/hurricane-harvey-rebuild-mammoth
If you or your gym was affected by Harvey, comment below with any links or info. There is so much we can all do, whether we're near or far from the disaster.
If you're in the Texas Area:
- CrossFit Central is a local gym that we work with and they set up a GoFundMe account to help all of the CrossFit gyms that have been damaged and destroyed by Hurricane Harvey. You can donate here: https://www.gofundme.com/hurricane-harvey-cf-gym-rebuild They are also taking donations at either of their two locations – 702 East Third Street and 6205 Burnet Road. Also, come Monday, Sept. 4th they are having a community workout, open to everyone. Bring items and/or make monetary donations for the gyms in need. Details on their Facebook event.
- H-E-B has an in-store campaign for customers to donate at supermarket locations.
- We Are Blood, formerly the Blood Center of Central Texas, always needs blood donations, especially now that facilities in Houston and other storm-affected areas can’t collect donations now. Look up locations or make an appointment at weareblood.org .
- Central Texas Food Bank provides food to residents recovering from natural disasters and will be delivering food to storm-affected areas. Donate at centraltexasfoodbank.org .
- Don't forget about the animals, Austin Pets Alive is in need of financial donations and volunteers to foster dogs and cats. They are accepting animals from storm-affected areas and are taking donations such as large wire crates, cat litter and canned wet dog and cat food. Visit austinpetsalive.org .
- American Red Cross is seeking local volunteers and others may also register for future volunteering.
- Austin Diaper Bank needs donations of baby and adult diapers, wipes and diaper cream to deliver to residents staying in Austin shelters as well as evacuees elsewhere in the state. For drop-off locations or to make a financial donation, visit austindiaperbank.org .
- To make a $10 donation to the Red Cross, text the word REDCROSS to 90999.
- Donate needed products or cash through Amazon's Red Cross Wish List.