Austin Disaster Relief Network and U.S. Money Reserve help survivors of Hurricane Harvey

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U.S. Money Reserve recently announced its partnership with Austin Disaster Relief Network (ADRN), a nonprofit organization working with providing crisis relief to help the survivors of Hurricane Harvey recover from the devastating event. The ADRN services that U.S. Money Reserve is proud to support are immediate financial assistance, emergency housing transportation, emotional and spiritual care.

U.S. Money Reserve is organizing a relief fund where 100% of donations go toward Austin Disaster Relief Network to meet the immediate emergency needs of survivors. In order to encourage donations and increase the funds available for emergency relief, U.S. Money Reserve will match YouCaring donations made to the Austin Disaster Relief Network’s Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund, up to $100,000. Donation matching is going on for the whole month of September.

Hurricane Harvey: A Hit Close to Home

For U.S. Money Reserve, Hurricane Harvey hit very close to home. The devastating storm that swept through the whole Texas Gulf Coast Region affected a few U.S. Money Reserve employees and many customers. The company was founded in Austin, Texas, and still has its headquarters located in the city, but in addition to the main office, U.S. Money Reserve also has offices in Beaumont and Lumberton.

The partnership with Austin Disaster Relief Network has enabled U.S. Money Reserve to give back to the Houston community that welcomed the company in the days of its infancy. You can help U.S. Money Reserve give back even more by making a donation today.

About Hurricane Harvey

As the first major hurricane to make U.S. landfall since Hurricane Wilma in 2005, Hurricane Harvey caused an incredible amount of damage during the four-day period of its duration. The enormous rainfall ranged from 40 to 65 inches across Texas, causing catastrophic flooding across the state. With roads turning into rivers, thousands of people lost their homes and were forced to relocate without any opportunity to save their belongings. Sadly, the hurricane also claimed many human lives—at least 82 people were confirmed dead in the aftermath of the storm.

As the hurricane moved on, the problems remained and only grew bigger. Thousands were left without necessities such as hygiene products, clean water, and medicine. The water that remained after the hurricane was highly contaminated with toxic chemicals, sewage, debris, and waste, posing health dangers in both the short and long term.

The Road to Recovery

Texas is now ready to move forward and work toward rebuilding the local communities around the state. Texas Governor Greg Abbott has stated that the project of recovering from the aftermath of the hurricane is going to be time consuming and costly. The damages caused by Hurricane Harvey have been estimated to be around $180 billion dollars.

A lot of those costs are being covered by federal aid, but there is still more help that is needed. Luckily, many different nonprofit organizations, including Austin Disaster Relief Network, have contributed to helping fund the relief programs in Texas. The primary activities of ADRN are meeting the immediate emergency needs of survivors and helping fund the long-term repairing/rebuilding of their homes. The organization collects essential items, such as cleaning supplies and food, and distributes them among communities in need.

In addition to the nonprofit organization involvement, civilians who escaped the worst of the damages opened up their homes and businesses to help those who were less fortunate. Local schools served free meals to kids, shop owners offered their stores as shelter, and local businesses donated water and food for the victims.

About U.S. Money Reserve

U.S. Money Reserve was founded in 2001 and has grown to become one of the world’s largest private distributors of U.S. and foreign government-issued gold, silver, and platinum legal-tender products.

The company was founded with the purpose of offering guidance to customers about purchasing physical precious metals. For more than 15 years, U.S. Money Reserve has earned the trust of 400,000 satisfied clients. Customers have benefited from the unique expertise of U.S. Money Reserve staff in coin research, numismatics, and finding the best products on the market.

The business practices of U.S. Money Reserve have been recognized as excellent with an “AAA” rating by the Business Consumer Alliance. In addition, U.S. Money Reserve is led today by former U.S. Mint Director Philip N. Diehl, who has been recognized for his expertise in the field of precious metals.