Hope After Harvey: Houston, We Will Ovarcome
As you know, Ovarcome is headquartered in Houston, TX – the city recently devastated by Hurricane Harvey, that brought over 52 inches of rain to the city.
More than 32,000 people are now in shelters in Texas, 210,000 people have registered with FEMA for assistance. In the past few days, over 8,500 rescues have been conducted. About 24,000 National Guard troops are expected to be deployed to help with disaster recovery. 38 people have lost their lives to Harvey, as reported so far. Thousands have been displaced from their homes – have lost their belongings. We in Houston are holding strong, trying to restore and rebuild.
Our hearts go out to our survivors and family members that have been impacted by Harvey. We have been directly contacted by few of our survivors to let us know that they have created their own GoFundMe accounts to assist. Please look out for such information posted on our page by our survivors in need. Maybe you can help.
Our Founder Runsi Sen, was on the ground today volunteering and dropping off donations and supplies to Houstonians in need. The devastation may be catastrophic, but the outpouring of support has also been unprecedented. First Responders, Volunteers, and the Community at large have come together to rebuild Houston with love, compassion, and patience.
Join us in keeping our survivors in our thoughts and prayers as Houston embarks on the journey to recovery – the road to recovery is long, but it is definite. To lend a helping hand, we are offering to cover parking/lunch for 1 day for all Houston area survivors that have their treatment scheduled at our partner hospitals from September 1- September 15.
We are praying for all families impacted by Harvey. Houston & Texas – stay strong. Together, we will Ovarcome.
If you’d like to lend your hand, please consider making a donation to the organizations (list below) working tirelessly to rescue, restore, rebuild and help millions recover.
- Red Cross
- Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund
- United Way of Greater Houston
- Volunteer Houston
- Heart To Heart International
Thank you for your love, support, and faith to Ovarcome. We continue on our mission to diffuse boundaries, and unite hearts in the fight against ovarian cancer. We are looking forward to celebrating Teal September with you all, and raising awareness on ovarian cancer, together. Ovarian Cancer may be silent, but we resolve to be VOCAL about it! Please join us in the conversation – share as much information with your networks as you can. Even if you share only ONE fact about ovarian cancer, it is better than NONE. Let’s start small, work together, and create the much needed impact for this deserving cause.
We wish you all the very best. All our love.