The Texas Renaissance Festival announces donation of ticket sales from the entire season to Hurricane Harvey recovery process
HOUSTON, Sept. 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — As the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey continues to impact the city of Houston, the Texas Renaissance Festival announces it will donate a portion of the total proceeds garnered from the entire 2017 season’s ticket sales to organizations assisting with hurricane relief, including:
- Lone Survivor Foundation (LSF): the organization restores, empowers and renews hope for wounded service members and their families through health, wellness and therapeutic support. LSF is offering our therapeutic retreat program to veteran first responders (i.e. police officers, firemen, medical professionals, etc. who are also veterans) who participated in rescue and relief efforts during and following Hurricane Harvey. The retreats are tailored for those who have experienced compound trauma as a result of their military and civilian service to our country. Donations to Lone Survivor Foundation designated for the Hurricane Relief Fund will be used to fund these retreats, which are provided to the participant at no cost to them or their family.
- Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund: After receiving an overwhelming number of inquiries from Houstonians and companies wanting to help, Mayor Sylvester Turner and County Judge Ed Emmett have established the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund that will accept relief and recovery donations for victims affected by the recent floods.
- Society of Samaritans (SOS): It is a coalition of church congregations and service organizations, which act together to operate a nondenominational center to help meet the basic human needs of the community. Based outside of Houston, the non-profit is helping with hurricane relief and recovery in the Montgomery, Waller, and Grimes county areas.
The Festival welcomes over 600,000 patrons through the Royal Gates each year, and hopes that this donation will be impactful for the organizations.
“Texans have helped build our event into the largest Renaissance Festival in the country, so we want to return the favor by helping Texans rebuild their lives,” states Terre Albert, general manager of the Texas Renaissance Festival. “We hope that the magic of the Festival can be a much-needed escape for those affected by the natural disaster.”
The nation’s largest and most acclaimed Renaissance theme park will open its gates from September 30 through November 26, 2017. To learn more or to purchase tickets, visit www.texrenfest.com.
About Texas Renaissance Festival
The Texas Renaissance Festival is the nation’s largest and most acclaimed Renaissance themed event. Established in 1974, the event attracts over half a million visitors each year to its 60-acre New Market Village and Fields of New Market Campgrounds in Todd Mission, Texas. This immersive experience features world-renowned live entertainment, works by master artists and craftspeople, award winning food and drink, hand-powered rides and games, and over 100 interactive characters during its eight themed weekends from September 30 through November 26, 2017. For more information, please visit www.texrenfest.com.
View original content with multimedia:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/the-texas-renaissance-festival-announces-donation-of-ticket-sales-from-the-entire-season-to-hurricane-harvey-recovery-process-300519266.html
SOURCE Texas Renaissance Festival