As many are aware, Hurricane Harvey recently swept through parts of the southern United States, leaving a trail of destruction in its path. Thousands of Texans have been displaced from their homes and lost everything.
Our goal is to provide a means through which members of the Ethereum community can donate Ether to help volunteers and organizations on the ground with disaster relief. It is our belief that smart contracts' trustless-based system outperforms traditional methods by which funds are distributed. Moreover, donations are more likely to reach the intended recipients instead of being consumed by micro-transaction costs.
Proceeds will be equally distributed to Houston Texans' defensive end JJ Watt's relief efforts, the Greater Houston Community Foundation, and the Greater Houston Black Chamber.
Here is a look at the storm's historic devastation, by the numbers:
185,149: Homes estimated to be damaged or destroyed by Harvey, according to Friday’s data from the Texas Division of Emergency Management.
364,000: People who have registered for assistance with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) as of Friday, according to FEMA.
42,399: People in shelters as of Friday, according to the Texas governor.
$125 billion: Texas Gov. Greg Abbot said his state will need federal relief money "far in excess" of that total. Moody’s Analytics has estimated $97 billion in destruction alone and some $108 billion in total damages counting lost output.
Please send all donations to the Ethereum smart contract address below.
For every one ETH that contributors donate, they will receive 500 EtherHouston (HOU) coins. These ERC20 tokens do not hold value--they are just our way of saying thank you and sharing the Ethereum technology with the world.
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