Houston Native Michael Dell Donates $36 Million+ to Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund
Wow. In the latest list of millionaires - and some cases billionaires - to make generous donations to Hurricane Harvey relief, Michael Dell, CEO of Dell Technologies and his wife Susan announced the biggest donation yet: $36 million, according to Forbes.
Austin Statesman reports that this is part of an even bigger project called the Rebuild Texas Fund with the goal of giving $100 million. They donated an additional $18 million to that as well.
AND for the next four days, for every $2 donated to Rebuild Texas Fund, they'll match $1. That's a huge gesture and they're hoping to hit $100 million.
Dell said in a statement:
This is our home. And we know that it will take all of us working together, over the long term, to rebuild our Texas communities.
Forbes says this is an attempt to 'accelerate the long-term recovery and rebuilding of communities affected by Hurricane Harvey.'
"Texas requires a response as big as Texas and I think Michael and Susan Dell and their foundation, you know they’ve been innovation and technology leaders in the world and they’ve also now been leaders in the foundation area and we need their support as well as the support of people across the world," Abbott told Statesman.
So if you got it in you, you can also donate to Rebuild Texas Fund and see your money matched.