Rebuild Texas raises $68M, concert donations being tallied

AUSTIN - More than $68 million has been raised so far for the Rebuild Texas Fund, which goes toward Hurricane Harvey survivors.

During the Texas Strong concert, phones were ringing off the hook at KVUE as viewers pitched in for the fund. As of Monday morning, the fund has raised $68.6 million, however donations from the concert are still being tallied. Google pledged to match the first $500,000 of donations through the pledge challenge. Volunteers from Google’s Austin office and KVUE's station employees staffed the phone bank.

All viewers can support the relief efforts in post-Hurricane Harvey Texas by calling 1-833-2-HELPTX, or online at www.RebuildTX.org to make a donation.

Harvey Can’t Mess With Texas: A Benefit Concert for Hurricane Harvey Relief took place at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin on Sept. 22, and included performances by Willie Nelson, Paul Simon, James Taylor and Bonnie Raitt. There were also special appearances by stars including Matthew McConaughy, Renée Zellweger and Luke Wilson.

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