Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has raised over $2 million in under 24 hours for Texas relief organizations working to help those suffering from the historic winter storm.
The New York lawmaker announced on Instagram that she was flying to Houston to visit Houston Rep. Sylvia Garcia to help distribute supplies.
Ocasio-Cortez’s effort is in partnership with 12 Texas organizations getting on-the-ground relief to residents.
She set up the donation website to where contributions will be split evenly between the following organizations: South Texas Food Bank, Food Bank of West Central Texas, ECHO (Ending Community Homelessness Coalition), Feeding Texas, Corazon Ministries, Family Eldercare, Houston Food Bank, Food Bank of the Rio Grande Valley, North Texas Food Bank, Central Texas Food Bank, Southeast Texas Food Bank, and The Bridge Homeless Recovery Center.
“These groups are working around the clock to assist houseless, hungry, and senior Texans in Travis and Dallas County, and beyond,” the website states.
However, Ocasio-Cortez hasn’t been the only leader stepping up to the plate, as Astros’ Alex Bregman will be personally hosting a water distribution event on Saturday to help Texans who had no water for days.