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Week Ending 9/8/2017
Well, it’s been a few weeks of crazy emergencies around the country with two hurricanes and the Northwest on fire all at the same time. We all struggle to know how to help everyone in need, and I certainly don’t have the whole answer to that question, but here are a few ways to give:
The Hand in Hand Hurricane Harvey fundraiser was last night, and I included contact information below. To donate to the Hand in Hand Fund, call 1-800-258-6000 or text GIVE to 80777.
Also our friends at the Red Cross are always there when we need them. I have included a Hurricane Harvey donation link for them below. I’m sure there will be a Hurricane Irma fund coming soon. https://www.redcross.org/donate/hurricane-harvey?campname=Harvey&campmedium=aspot
And finally, CIMS has a member store in Houston, Cactus Music, that was hit with flooding from Harvey. Below you'll find a message from Owner Quinn Bishop about the recovery fund set up to help the store cover sizable repair costs. Please give them a hand if you can.
Friends and colleagues,
All of you witnessed Houston's flooding from Hurricane Harvey that was certainly historic with 52 inches of rainfall and almost 25 Trillion gallons of water. While we fared considerably better than so many of our fellow independent businesses in Houston, we did experience floodwater through 75% of our store. We did lose a noteworthy amount of inventory, but the cleanup and rebuilding is our greatest cost. Unfortunately, it is one which we cannot afford. We are asking our great friends within the music industry and music fans to help us in our efforts. For a modest contribution to our recovery fund, we will provide one of our fashionable Cactus Music T-shirts. There are many styles and, when worn, they reveal you to be a style conscious music lover. Our studies show that Cactus gear makes you more attractive and appealing to potential friends and suitors. Click through the images as additional colors are available. I am hoping that you will forward this appeal to fellow colleagues and music lovers. We are truly in a tight spot and I thank you for spreading the word.
As always, we greatly appreciate your support.
Cactus Harvey relief store: