As cleanup continues from the August 25th landfall of catastrophic Hurricane Harvey and its week-long stay, the Texas and Red Dirt music community announces that it will utilize StayTexasStrong.com as the universal website to support Texas and Red Dirt music-centric relief efforts, and names the Rebuild Texas Fund as its charity of choice for relieving and restoring the Texas Gulf Coast
Developed by Shauna and Sarah Dodds of Austin-based GRAMMY-award winning Backstage Design Studio, and led by professionals within the Texas and Red Dirt music community, the collaborative website will serve as a user-submitted aggregator of officially sanctioned relief concerts, donation drives, and goods for sale where fundraising can be maximized.
As charitable efforts continue surfacing across the state, StayTexasStrong.com serves as a centralized platform for communities to rally around their local event while having the promotion and support of the united Texas and Red Dirt music community.
StayTexasStrong.com implores all musicians and venues hosting Harvey relief events to submit listings, news and goods directly through the website’s Event Submission Form. All submissions will be reviewed by a team of seasoned volunteers for inclusion on the site and will be promoted digitally to the fullest extent.
Venues, artists and fans are encouraged to use the StayTexasStrong.com logo and branding in association with their fundraising or simply to show their support and embracing the unified endeavor of the Texas and Red Dirt music community.
While fundraisers may designate their own charities StayTexasStrong.com recognizes the Rebuild Texas Fund as its charity of choice. Every penny raised goes directly to relief, recovery and rebuild efforts, with no administrative costs or service fees being allocated by fund dollars; all funds stay within the state and are administered by professionals in the disaster relief field. For information or to donate, visit rebuildtx.org.