By the end of the week Hurricane Katrina hit, the Conscious Alliance was mobilized in Houston, TX with over 17,500 lbs. of food that we delivered to the Houston Food Bank (www.Houstonfoodbank.org). We were able to raise over $25,000 since our internet fundraising campaign began one week ago. 100% of the donations we have raised on-line are being used to purchase food for evacuees of Hurricane Katrina.
Once in Houston we realized that while the hero's at the Houston Food Bank, that took in over 1,000,000 lbs. of food donations last weekend, are providing for the shelters, church's, and other non-profit agencies servicing evacuees, no one is delivering food to the 1,000's of people stranded in Hotels.
This will be our mission in Houston, TX when we head back down next week. The funds raised from the Mimi Fishman Auction will be used to cover the administrative and overhead costs that we are incurring to make our hurricane relief efforts a reality.