Harvey Relief Done Quick Campaign Raises Over $200k in Donations for Survivors
Assistance from all fronts are scrambling together to help those in need. Whether it’s in the form of nonperishable food items, monetary assistance, shelter, or various other useful resources, people are banding together for those seeking help. First established in 2010 as a series of semiannual speed-running marathons for interested parties in the video game community, Games Done Quick has quickly turned into another avenue for goodwill. From fundraising done for Doctors Without Borders and the Prevent Cancer Foundation, the group has partnered up with the Houston Food Bank for another honorable endeavor. In the midst of disaster, when there are those suffering, people are quick to band together to help those in need — that’s what GDQ was able to institute within the gaming community in less than a week. Talk about haste! Known as Harvey Relief Done Quick, the creators have managed to set up a donation page for those who have been and are currently being affected by hurricane Harvey.
— Games Done Quick (@GamesDoneQuick) September 4, 2017
In just a few short days, they have raised well over 200 thousand dollars in donations. The scheduled livestream event that was hosted from Friday, September 1st to Sunday, September 3rd, Games Done Quick managed to garner over $225k in funds. In fact, the donation page is currently sitting at a whopping $228,595 and will continue to accept any contributions until September 8th.
So, gamers, what are your thoughts on GDQ’s ability to host such a successful fundraising event for those affected by the disaster? Did you attend the livestream or plan on contributing to the Harvey Relief Done Quick cause? Feel free to let us know in the comments section below or start a conversation on Don’t Feed the Gamers official Facebook page. To stay up to date on gaming news as they happen, follow us on Twitter! Here are some of our latest:
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