Text-to-donate campaign to replenish funds depleted by Hurricane Harvey, fund local projects. Lighthouse Charity Team served more than 15,000 hot meals to first responders and flood victims.
LA MARQUE, TEXAS (October 5, 2017) – La Marque Mayor Bobby Hocking is spearheading a text-to-donate fundraiser benefiting Galveston County non-profit, Lighthouse Charity Team with hopes of raising $50,000 before and during La Marque Bayou Fest.
During Hurricane Harvey, Lighthouse Charity Team (LCT) answered the call for help not just in La Marque, but across the County and all over Houston. Mayor Hocking is leading the charge to replenish funds that were depleted by this devastating natural disaster. La Marque Bayou Fest entertainers Keven Fowler and Mark Chesnutt have been supporting Lighthouse Charity Team for years, both having recently participated in benefit concerts.
To participate, text TEAM to 27722 for a $25 donation or CHARITY to 27722 for a $10 donation. The campaign opened today, Thursday, October 5, 2017, and will be pushed at La Marque Bayou Fest.
“We are doing this fundraiser so Lighthouse Charity Team not only recovers from the work they did during Hurricane Harvey, but also be able to prepare for the next storm. As President of the Galveston County Mayor's and Councilmember's Association, I traveled the entire county after Hurricane Harvey. I witnessed the best of humanity, as neighbors were helping friends and strangers alike. One of the consistent fixtures in every city, including La Marque, was LCT feeding first responders and citizens. It was more than just hot meals. It was a much-needed touch of love. We’re expecting a huge crowd at La Marque Bayou Fest 2017. It is a perfect opportunity bless to this homegrown non-profit organization."
Lighthouse Charity Team’s Hurricane Harvey Response:
- More than 15,000 hot meals cooked and delivered by truck, boat and high-water-rescue vehicles to first responders and flood victims
- More than 4000 volunteer hours dedicated to cooking, servings, cleaning and delivering
- More than 300 high water rescues
“We appreciate La Marque Bayou Fest putting on this fundraiser,” said Scott Gordon, Lighthouse Charity Team President. “This text-to-donate program will help us ensure we have funds to react when the next disaster happens. We all know it’s not if - IT IS WHEN! Please know, your donations stay right here in Galveston County and will help us fund continued support of our local community.”
LCT’s mission is “People Helping People” and their platform is “Cooking for a Cause”. They are planning to partner with local churches and provide 20,000 Thanksgiving meals to those in need across Galveston County.
About Lighthouse Charity Team: Lighthouse Charity Team is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization that provides equipment and volunteer labor to prepare meals and raise funds for charitable organizations and those in need. Our team, located on the Texas Gulf Coast, consists of dedicated volunteers, individuals and families who live and work in the area. Joined by business owners and sponsors, we come together in friendship and commitment to meet the needs of others. Utilizing over 35 state-of-the-art, custom, portable trailers the team consistently delivers quality food production and beneficial results. Operating capital is received through the personal finances of our team members, through individual donations and sponsors from the Galveston County area. The Lighthouse Charity Team is available to individuals, businesses, emergency responders, utility companies, refineries and others during time of need. our Officers, Board Members and Volunteers have never received compensation for their efforts. Your tax-deductible contribution enables us to be there in times of need. Visit lighthousecharityteam.com for information.
About the City of La Marque: The City of La Marque is strategically situated in Galveston County approximately 15 miles from the southern city limit of Houston and four miles north of Galveston Island. La Marque is the second-fastest-growing city in the county with an estimated population of 16,000 and an area of 14.25 square miles. Citizens enjoy coastal living, abundant housing options and the security of a hurricane protection levee system. The city provides a wide range of programs including Bayou Fest, an annual concert series and BBQ Cook Off; Magical Winter Lights, a 52-day holiday lantern festival and Crawfish Bash, an annual crawfish cook off that earned Guinness Book of World Records ranking in 2017. City of La Marque boasts easy access to world-class medical, travel and entertainment options. For business, La Marque offers developmental incentives, an abundance of commercial property and build-to-suit opportunities. La Marque is the Gateway to the Gulf. Discover the possibilities at www.cityoflamarque.org.