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Whataburger Pledges Over $1.5 Million in Harvey Relief Efforts

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Amongst the wonderful Texas businesses that are stepping forward to help in the face of experiencing Harvey’s devastation first-hand, Whataburger has now pledged over $1 million toward hurricane relief. Via an official press release, the chain identified pledging $1 million to the Whataburger Family Foundation, $500,000 to local food banks, and an added $150,000 to the American Red Cross.

Whataburger Pledges Over $1.5 Million in Harvey Relief Efforts

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The Whataburger Family Foundation gathers donations from the company, suppliers, franchisees, and employees and this donation towards the care of those affected by Hurricane Harvey will be put directly towards immediate emergency assistance such as potable water, clothing, and food. Families in need will be able to source their donations through the Red Cross relief efforts as well as local food bank establishments.

Whataburger Pledges Over $1.5 Million in Harvey Relief Efforts

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The people of Houston, in particular, will receive monetary and medical assistance resulting from Whataburger’s contributions, and the company will be developing Family Member Support Centers in both the cities of Houston and Corpus Christi. In closing on their official statement, Whataburger Chairman Tom Dobson noted, “To all our Family Members and neighbors who were impacted by this storm’s devastation, we stand with you. The path to recovering and rebuilding is long, but we’re here for you and we’ll get through this together.”