Texas Conference Runs Hurricane Harvey Ads

Date Posted: 11/13/2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – NOVEMBER 11, 2017

To raise money for Hurricane Harvey rebuilding, The United Methodist Churches in the Texas Conference are running newspaper, radio and billboard ads beginning this Sunday. Ads will run across major markets across the Texas Conference. Money for the advertising was given by a grant from United Methodist Communications and other generous donors.

The ad reads:  Headlines fade. Water recedes, we’ll still be there. It will take years to clean up the destruction from Hurricane Harvey, but we will continue to work side-by-side with survivors until they are on their feet. 100 percent of your donations goes directly to recovery efforts. Every bit of it. Txrecovers.org 1-833-TX-RECOV

The ads will be supported by a social media campaign, posters, and a magazine, which every church and stakeholder will be receiving. Each piece is designed to create awareness, but also drive people to the website to give so we can continue rebuilding.

The campaign will culminate at Giving Tuesday, where every United Methodist engaging with the campaign will be asked to give a little something back. “While we are enjoying the holidays in our comfortable homes with family this year, there are still thousands of people whose homes are in disarray,” says Texas Conference Director of Communications, Shannon W. Martin. “If everyone who sees or hears this ad will just give a little something back, it will make a significant impact on the lives of those who lost everything.”

To give to Texas Recovers, go to txrecovers.org