This has been a devastating week for Texas. Hurricane Harvey hit hard in the southeast portion of the state, and it’s not even close to being done: While the storm dies down, the catastrophic flooding continues, putting more and more people in harm’s way.
Considering Harvey has officially broken the record for total rainfall resulting from any tropical storm in the US, locals can use any help they can get. And some companies are lending a hand by opening their wallet.
These 9 healthy brands are helping those affected by Hurricane Harvey—and you can help too.
We're heartbroken by the ongoing devastation in Houston, and wish for the safety and resilience of everyone who's been impacted by the storm. We want to help – we're adding HOUSTON RELIEF RIDES across our US studios to raise funds in support of the Houston community. 100% of the proceeds from these classes will go to organizations helping with Harvey disaster relief. Although we ride in different cities, our hearts are all together. Click the link in our bio for the full lineup of rides.
SoulCycle has a lineup of Houston Relief Rides all across the country, and 100 percent of the proceeds go straight to the organizations helping with Harvey Disaster relief. See the full schedule here.
2. Amazon and Whole Foods
After these newly affiliated titans announced they would match up to $1 million for donations made on Amazon to the American Red Cross’ Hurricane Harvey relief efforts, it only took a few days to reach the goal. You can still donate through Amazon or buy needed products on the Red Cross’ wish list here.
Apple has already donated $2 million to the Red Cross and is also collecting donations through both iTunes and the App Store. The tech giant is also matching employee donations at a two-to-one ratio. You can donate here.
Target is donating $500,000 that will be distributed among local and national disaster relief organizations to aid in recovery efforts.
— Equinox (@Equinox) August 30, 2017
The upscale gym chain is taking its “Strength in Numbers” group fitness slogan and using it for a good cause: It’s collecting donations for the American Red Cross and is currently at just more than $12,000 (and still going strong). You can contribute here.
Starbucks is donating $250,000 for Hurricane Harvey relief, as well as matching personal contributions from employees through its Partner Match Program. You can also make a donation the next time you grab some coffee at one of its outposts. Get more information here.
— Google (@Google) August 29, 2017
So far, Google has raised $2 million—you can contribute here, and your funds will go to the American Red Cross.
Facebook is matching up to $1 million in donations to the Center for Disaster Philanthropy. Make a contribution here.
Peloton is going to make you push extra hard at your Labor Day–weekend workout: For every mile members ride during Denis Morton’s 60-minute class at 12:45 p.m. EST on Saturday, September 2, the company will donate $1 to the American Red Cross. Cycle in person in New York City, or ride live online with your Peloton bike.