Special Olympics Texas says that due to Hurricane Harvey's aftermath it has been forced to cancel or postpone several competitions and fundraisers in not just the affected Houston and Coastal Bend areas but across the state of Texas. The nonprofit says it's asking the public for help due to the significant loss of income from those fundraising events.
The organization has launched #SOTXSTRONG and set a goal of raising $100,000 in the first 30 days of the campaign.
Donations of any amount can be made at www.sotx.org/strong and anyone is welcome to join the campaign as an ambassador, which would enable one to solicit funds for SOTX on their own through an official fundraising page.
Without the needed funds, SOTX says it will struggle to provide Olympic-type sports as well as other programs and services for its 58,333 athletes statewide.The organization says it has taken steps to cut operational costs as much as possible without sacrificing the programs and competitive events that its athletes and families depend on to improve their quality of life.