#RepresentHouston: Urban One Commemorates One-Year Anniversary of Hurricane Harvey With Home Giveaway

by Jessica Lane

August 27, 2018

One year after Hurricane Harvey, thousands of families are still struggling to put their lives back together so Urban One decided to do something about it.

ORANGE, TX – SEPTEMBER 02: Residents hang out in front of their homes which are surrounded by floodwater after torrential rains pounded Southeast Texas following Hurricane and Tropical Storm Harvey causing widespread flooding on September 2, 2017 in Orange, Texas. Harvey, which made landfall north of Corpus Christi August 25, has dumped nearly 50 inches of rain in and around areas Houston. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Urban One, the parent company of TVOne, Radio One and Interactive One, teamed up with rapper and Houston native, Slim Thug and his company Boss Life Construction and Boss Life Foundation along with Justin Martin, David Godsey and IJUSTGOTHIT.com, to giveaway a $150,000 refurbished home to a deserving family who lost everything during Hurricane Harvey.

Sunday, August 27 is a date Houston will always remember. Hurricane Harvey ransacked the city, dumping a year’s worth of rain (in less than a week) and causing rampant flooding. In its wake, Harvey left almost $125 billion in damages making it the number 2 most costly hurricane to reach mainland US since the 1900s.

Our initiative the ‘Harvey Didn’t Win – Home Giveaway’ was created to raise awareness of the damages and the need that still exists in Houston and to raise money to help families rebuild. For the last few weeks, more than 6000 people contacted us about their need for assistance and entered the giveaway. Today, Monday Aug. 27, 2018, Radio One Houston will announce the top ten finalists. And on September 26, one deserving family will walk away with a fully remodeled three-bedroom, two-bathroom home and nine other families will win a $1000.

If you’re interested in supporting our intiative, click here or the picture below to donate to the Houston efforts.

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