Words simply do not exist to express how truly grateful we are to each and every one of you, our supporters. It has been almost two weeks since we began raising money to support the victims of Hurricane Harvey through the SRS Raise the Roof Foundation’s - Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund. The response thus far has been unfathomable and left us truly humbled. At this time we would like to take the opportunity to provide you with a brief update on our progress thus far, and also to share some great news with you.
To date: 379 individuals and organizations have contributed $190,942.00 to support the victims of Hurricane Harvey! With the SRS match we currently have $381,884.00 in our relief fund.
We would also like to announce that we are expanding the scope of the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund to include those who have been directly affected by Hurricane Irma in the past few days.
As with Hurricane Harvey, the extent of the damage and destruction by Irma has yet to be seen, but it is most certainly severe. Our thoughts and prayers go out to everyone in Florida who has been impacted by this storm. You are in our prayers, and we stand ready to assist you as we continue our mission of supporting natural disaster relief efforts in the communities we serve.
In expanding the scope of this fund, we will also be extending the SRS Distribution matching component to include all contributions that we receive through Wednesday, September 20th. By adding this third week of matched fundraising we believe we can reach our new goal of $250,000.00, for a total of $500,000.00 in funds raised for the victims of these two storms.
To make a contribution directly to this fund that will be matched dollar for dollar by SRS Distribution, please follow the link below.
As rain continues to fall along the gulf coast of Texas and
Louisiana, the real threat that Hurricane Harvey presented is now being
realized. With rainfall accumulations of
up to 24” in the first 24 hours; and as much as a total of 50” possible in some
areas over the next several days, we are seeing flood levels that cannot be
benchmarked and may only continue to rise.
With this in mind, we are sending our immediate thoughts and
prayers to everyone in the affected areas as this event continues to unfold.
Additionally, we would like to thank everyone who has
reached out to both SRS Distribution and the SRS Raise the Roof Foundation
expressing their desire to help the victims of this storm.
The SRS Raise the Roof Foundation is committed to supporting
natural disaster relief efforts of the communities we serve. The damage has been catastrophic, and these
communities along with our employees, customers and suppliers will need our
For this reason, I am announcing a two week fundraising
campaign dedicated to the direct relief and support for the victims of
Hurricane Harvey. As a part of this
campaign, SRS Distribution will match 100% of the contributions that are
received by the Foundation during this period.
All money raised will go to support relief organizations that the
Foundation currently sponsors or, on a limited basis, directly to victims of
this terrible storm, including SRS employees.
To make a contribution directly to this fund that will be
matched dollar for dollar by SRS Distribution, please follow the link below.
Thank you for your time, and please keep the rest of our
friends and family in your prayers!
– July 22, 2015:
Twelve individuals will be
able to travel to see their loved ones after a donation from the SRS Raise the
Roof Foundation to Luke’s Wings. The
donations benefitted families affected by the tragic shooting of five members
of the U.S. military in Chattanooga, TN, last week.
The SRS Raise the Roof
Foundation donated $4,200 to buy 12 airline tickets through Luke’s Wings for
the families affected by the tragedy.
Wings continues to step forward in amazing ways to support our military
heroes,” Dan Tinker, President and COO of SRS Distribution Inc., said. “SRS
Distribution Inc. and the SRS Raise the Roof Foundation have been proud
supporters of Luke’s Wings for several years now, and we applaud their efforts
to help support those affected by this terrible tragedy. Our thoughts and
prayers go out to the victims and their families.”
Luke’s Wings will be reaching out to the family members and
survivors of the five service members that were killed, to provide
complimentary flights and travel services for all necessary emergency
McKinney, TX – July 10, 2015:
When a disaster
occurs, Minuteman Disaster Response goes into action. The organization is set up to augment the
efforts of federal, state and local first responders, who are the first on the
scene to assess damage and begin the crucial initial steps in cleanup and
protection of communities and its citizens.
Their efforts take a
huge commitment of resources. Equipment
and people must be deployed quickly and efficiently. To help Minuteman Disaster Response, the SRS
Raise the Roof Foundation recently donated $50,000 to their efforts. The money is specifically targeted for the
purchase of a vehicle that is used on-site by the responders after a disaster
The vehicle is
designed to relay information rapidly to news stations. Personnel operating the vehicle are able to
talk with meteorologists , using specific predictive equipment to share
on-the-ground weather events, helping those sharing weather news increase their
relief is one of the core areas the SRS Raise the Roof Foundation supports,”
Ron Ross, Chairman and CEO of SRS Distribution Inc. and of the SRS Raise the
Roof Foundation, said. “We are proud to support an organization like Minuteman
Disaster Response to help protect the lives of others through providing
potentially life-saving information and medical response to those who have been
negatively affected by natural disasters.”
SRS Raise the Roof Foundation intends to continue to support the efforts of Minuteman
Disaster Response through annual general contributions to their organization.
SRS Acquisition Corporation Proudly supports Luke's Wings: http://www.lukeswings.org/
Luke’s Wings was founded in January of 2008 by a group of young people who observed the struggles of our wounded warriors at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Luke’s Wings was named after two people, Luke Shirley (a wounded warrior at Walter Reed who lost an arm and a leg in an EID blast) and Sarah Wingfield, a Redskins Cheerleader Ambassador who was visiting the troops at Walter Reed in May, 2007 when she met Luke…ergo, “Luke’s Wings.”
SRS Raise the Roof Foundation Proudly Supports Staff Sergeant Travis Mills and His Family:
United States Army Staff Sergeant Travis Mills of the 82nd Airborne, on his third tour of duty in Afghanistan, was critically injured on April 10th, 2012 by an IED (improvised explosive device) while on patrol, losing portions of both legs and both arms. He is only the fourth quadruple amputee, from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, to survive his injuries. Thanks to his amazing strength, courage, an incredible will to live, the heroic actions of the men in his unit, and the prayers of thousands, Travis has returned to the Walter Reed Army Medical Center, near Washington DC, where he is on the road to recovery. Every day is a battle, but Travis continues to astound friends and family alike with his progress and with his amazing spirit. SSG Travis Mills is a genuine American hero, and for his incredible sacrifice, we are forever in his debt. More...