Rachael Ray is not only a marvelous chef and wonderful person, she is a great American as well. Ray has been very keen of Austin to attend the South by Southwest festival. At the event, she held the regular “Feedback” party, followed by an awesome meal. Ray once again stepped up to the plate in light of Hurricane Harvey’s hit and decided to offer a helping hand in the matter.
Here is how she decided to address the public:
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Animals are a close part of each family in Texas, therefore the need to act grows by the minute. Leaving a pet behind is more than sad, so any effort to save them has to be implemented.
Many pets were left stranded and separated from their families, alerting the authorities to do their best to help them out and reunite the pets with their owners.
Ray is also the founder of a dog food brand, Nutrish, which explains her background love for pets.
Every Nutrish box sends the money to the Rachael Ray Foundation, which later tends to animals in need.
This here is Rachael Ray's dog, Isaboo. She was pleased 🤗 #heathergauthierart #hgastudio #hgalovers
Ray later noted that the Rachael Ray Foundation will be making a $1 million donation that would serve to save as many animals affected by the catastrophe as possible.
Up until this point, $100,000 in donations have been given to animal care. Ray said, “we will continue our commitment to work with national and local organizations to assess needs and provide and provide the additional earmarked funds.”
"Thanks to your support of our Nutrish brands, we are able to donate $1 million today, through The Rachael Ray…
It is rare that anyone will actually pay attention to animals in the floods, but they are just as valuable as human lives. It is up to us to raise awareness about how storms affect pets and related lost animals and encourage people to act with stories such as this one.
I think none of us wants another Hurricane Katrina.
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