WACO, TX — Magnolia is teaming up with Habitat Texas: Disaster Relief Services, Feeding Texas, and Mission Waco to raise money for relief in the aftermath of Winter Storm Uri. They've kick-started the efforts by donating $100,000.
"Whether you heard about it on the news or have been living in the middle of it, you know Texas has been hit hard by Winter Storm Uri," Chip Gaines posted on Instagram this weekend. "Families and individuals from all over are dealing with the fallout of a storm like we’ve never seen."
Gaines said they opened the Magnolia doors in Waco to a busted pipe that flooded their restaurant. The Magnolia team has scrambled to find water and heat for their families, and some have even lost their homes, according to Gaines.
"And we know the reality—that this same story is playing out right now across the state. With so many people facing difficult circumstances and in need of help. From big cities to small towns, uncertain of what tomorrow will bring," Gaines said.
According to the Magnolia website, 100% of funds donated to their "Texas Forever" link will go to the following organizations on the ground providing immediate relief: Habitat Texas: Disaster Relief Services, Feeding Texas, and Mission Waco.
"These groups have already hit the ground running to provide immediate relief to communities across the state, and are committed to long-term recovery and restoration efforts, locally and statewide," Magnolia posted on their website.
"The best way we know how to help our neighbors here in Texas is to link arms and continue the good work that’s already begun."
Profits from their "Texas Forever" shirt will also go to the Magnolia Foundation "dedicated to helping those in need."
To find out more information, or to donate, click HERE.
To get things started, Magnolia said they will be donating $100,000.
"But we know we can do more together."