Relief Aid Context
On the week of President’s Day in 2021, Winter Storm Uri swept across the United States and brought unprecedented weather to unlikely portions of the country. One of these locations was Houston, Texas, where the storm left six inches of snow on the ground. However, a major humanitarian crisis would unfold in the following days and resulted in days-long power blackouts throughout much of the state, with data stating that, at one point, over 17 million Texans were out of power.
On top of numerous health emergencies and deaths (due to the unbearable weather conditions and carbon monoxide poisoning amidst the loss of power and heat in many Houston area homes), there was severe damage to buildings and homes in our community and, as of February 22, 2021, we are also facing a severe food and water shortage in the Houston area.
With the increase in hospital visits, water and property damage (related to bursting pipes), and the skyrocketing costs of food, water, and other essentials, Houston needs your help now, more than ever, and purchasing one of these products can go a long way towards this goal!
The Organization – Black Lives Matter: Houston
With permission from Black Lives Matter: Houston, I have designed a set of products (including this postcard) and promised to donate all proceeds to their organization.
But why Black Lives Matter: Houston? From Hurricane Harvey in 2017 to the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, Black Lives Matter: Houston has been there for our community every step of the way and has provided food, water, and other provisional relief aid, to those in need in our community during times of crisis. They are virtually experts in providing aid and helping Houstonians recover!
To donate directly to Black Lives Matter: Houston’s efforts via PayPal, please go to https://paypal.me/blmhou.
To purchase a product and support Black Lives Matter: Houston’s relief aid efforts for our neighbors, please look into any of the following selections.
Texas Strong Postcard
These postcards are made from thick high-quality matte paper, so they serve as a great addition to a gift or just a thoughtful written note to a friend.
• 4/4 full bleed
• 300 GSM
• Paper thickness: 0.13″ (0.34 mm)
• Laminated feel
• White matte back with a small QR code or a bar code
• Blank product sourced from the US
Texas Strong Framed Poster
Make a statement in support of Houston relief aid organizations in any room with this framed poster, printed on thick, durable, matte paper. The matte black frame that’s made from wood from renewable forests adds an extra touch of class.
• Paper thickness: 10.3 mil
• Paper weight: 5.57 oz/y² (189 g/m²)
• Alder, semi-hardwood frame
• Black .75” thick frame
• Acrylite front protector
• Hanging hardware included
For the short link to this page, please go to https://fornesa.art/help/blmhou.