As more and more pictures come out of the devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey, the time has come for cleanup efforts to begin.
Several professional golfers are using their status for good this week, announcing over the past few days they will donate portions of their winnings in this week’s events to the Hurricane Harvey relief fund.
Chris Stroud has opened his Spring, Texas home as an impromptu shelter. He hasn’t been able to return home since missing the cut at last week’s Northern Trust, but plenty of other people have been using the home as a shelter.
“We had 20 people come to my house, including kids. They have been there since last Friday. They made a ton of food. I have a generator,” Stroud said on Wednesday at the Dell Technologies Championship. “We were set up for this type of thing, and not thinking we would ever use it like this, but obviously it came in handy.”
Stroud also announced that he plans to donate $10,000 and 10 percent of his winnings this week at TPC Boston to the relief effort.
Stacy Lewis, who is from the Houston area and is married to the golf coach at the University of Houston took to twitter yesterday to announce that she will de donating 100% of her winnings at this week’s Cambria Portland Classic to the relief efforts:
— Stacy Lewis (@Stacy_Lewis) August 31, 2017
Sergio Garcia and John Peterson also announced that they will be donating money for every birdie and eagle they make this week.
My wife @TheAngelaAkins & I are donating $2k for every birdie & $5k for every eagle I make during the #FedExCup to help #Texas. #TexasFlood
— Sergio Garcia (@TheSergioGarcia) August 29, 2017
Will be donating $50 a birdie and $100 an eagle to hurricane Harvey victims in my home state. I wish I could go down there and help.
— John Peterson (@JohnPetersonPGA) August 28, 2017
If you would like to make a donation to the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund, you can do so by visiting the Red Cross website.