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Burgers employees aid in Harvey relief

Burgers employees aid in Harvey relief

October 22nd, 2017 in Local News

Burgers' Smokehouse Employee Advisory Team Members ready to load the smoked ham and other donations for the Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. (Photo submitted by Kelly Perrier)

Burgers' Smokehouse is pleased to announce the company will be making a donation valued at $50,000 to aid in the relief of Hurricane Harvey victims.

Burgers' Smokehouse began collecting for Hurricane Harvey relief, shortly after the storm devastated Houston and other parts of Texas.

"This was an employee-initiated effort," President Steven Burger said. "A member of our Employee Advisory Committee shared that people were interested in helping and that got the ball rolling."

The effort included a collection of personal hygiene items by employees, the proceeds from the Annual Ham and Turkey Festival booth, and 16,800 pounds of cooked ham donation for a total retail value of $50,000.

"One of the big concerns with disaster relief is making sure that aid gets distributed effectively to those in need," Burger said. "We feel like we have partnered with reputable organizations to ensure that our efforts will truly help those still in need."

The monetary donations will be sent to Samaritan's Purse, the cooked ham products will be delivered directly to the Houston Food Bank, and the Fortuna Baptist Church will distribute the personal hygiene items to other churches in smaller, nearby communities that were also heavily damaged.