Lexington, KY - September 1, 2017 - Causely, Inc. announced today that it's community of businesses and churches will donate at least $15,000 to victims of Hurricane Harvey, in partnership with the American Red Cross.
For every Facebook check in, Instagram location tag, and Facebook review given at Causely's member locations from September 1-7, Causely will donate $0.10 to the American Red Cross.
"We're thankful that American Red Cross was able to partner with us so quickly to support people in such desperate need," said Melissa Kendrick, Head of Non-Profit Partnerships at Causely. "And we're proud that our member locations have been so supportive. Within 24 hours of informing our members, we've already seen the campaign shared several hundreds of times on social media."
“In the midst of the worst storm Texas has ever seen, it is wonderful to see partners like Causely join the Red Cross in providing relief and aid to those affected by Harvey,” said Marty McKellips, Regional Chief Executive Officer. “As of Thursday night, more than 42,000 people sought refuge in 258 Red Cross shelters across Texas. We will continue to provide safe shelter, warm meals, and hope to all those affected as the waters recede."
Causely's member locations are enthused about the opportunity to get involved. Said Matt Anderkin, Communications Director at Immanuel Baptist Church in Lexington, KY, "Immanuel is excited to give our attendees the opportunity to live out our mission, simply by checking in on Facebook. We are so happy to partner with Causely each month, but we are especially thankful for how they have seen the need in Texas following the recent flooding and provided us with a clear and easy way to give and support relief efforts."
Causely has created a list of its member locations at http://www.causely.com/locations. Anyone who's interested in supporting Hurricane Harvey victims can do so, at no cost to them, by visiting a member location and either checking in on Facebook, tagging that location on Instagram, or leaving a Facebook review. Causely also encourages supporters to use the #love4Texas hashtag to help bring awareness to the campaign.