New York Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez announced Sunday night that her fundraising efforts for a Texas relief fund “just hit $5 million.”
The fundraiser was launched on Thursday as Texas was gripped by a deadly winter weather emergency. Millions of Texans lost power and water. There were also dozens of fatalities.
Ocasio-Cortez also joined Democratic Texas Reps. Sylvia Garcia and Sheila Jackson Lee on Saturday to distribute food at the Houston Food Bank.According to Houston Public Media, the funds raised will go to groups like the Houston Food Bank, Family Eldercare, Feeding Texas and the Bridge Homeless Recovery Center.