For the current campaign the BlackAmericaWeb Relief Fund has accepted over $500,000 in donations to support families who have taken in other families, or often even strangers. As is his mantra, Tom Joyner has elected to support all of the administrative costs of the efforts out of his own pocket, thus guaranteeing that 100% of every dollar donated goes to a family who has taken in an evacuee or an evacuee family.
The relief fund is focused on providing financial support to people that are displaced or those hosting people that have been affected by the disaster.
Rallying his audience of more than 7.4 million weekly listeners, Joyner has generated donations from a wide range of people eager to lend whatever level of support they could afford.
“Hurricane Harvey really hit Houston hard,” Joyner says. “We want to do what we can to assist these families in getting back on their feet.”
To donate, go online to BAWReliefFund.org, text “relief” to 646464 or send a check or money order payable to “BlackAmericaWeb.com Relief Fund, Inc.” to BlackAmericaWeb.com Relief Fund, Inc., P O Box 803209, Dallas, TX 75380-3209. Share your support and join the social conversation using #BAWrelieffund.