WXYZ Editorial: One America; Support the Disaster in Texas now!

Posted at 4:41 PM, Aug 31, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-31 16:41:11-04

The devastation caused by the natural “Disaster in Texas” will be remembered for years to come.  But so will the outpouring of love, teamwork and generosity from across America.  The need is great and now is the time to lend your support!

When an emergency like this takes place, we must be one nation caring for our fellow men, women, children and pets.  The pictures and stories coming out of the Lone Star State are gripping, heartbreaking, inspiring and almost unbelievable.  Tragically, lives have been lost.  Thousands have been evacuated from their homes.  Many are without food, water and transportation.  Property damage will run into the multi-millions.  Businesses, schools and places of worship are being disrupted.  It’s a horrible scene! 

The recovery process will be long, painful and expensive.  And even though the volunteer spirit has been incredible, it will need to continue long after the Disaster in Texas is no longer the leading news story. Earlier this week, thousands of you called our Channel 7 and Detroit Red Cross phone bank with your generosity.  We sincerely thank you!  If you didn’t get a chance to donate but would still like to, we invite you to go to, our Facebook page, or you can text the word HARVEY to 9-0-9-9-9 to make a $10 gift. 

As President Woodrow Wilson once said, “Life does not consist in thinking, it consists in acting.”

Together, let’s take action for Texas!

I’m Mike Murri, Vice President & General Manager

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