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How to Aide in Hurricane Harvey Relief

Texas is a land many hold near and dear when it comes to camping memories and we have hundreds of Cool Tears readers in that great state. So when news of Harvey began to hit the wires, I immediately began searching for ways we, as a camping community, can help those in need in the Deep South.

While many organizations will pop up to help, I am always hesitant to make recommendations for fear of those who might be in it for their own gain. And so I have came down to 2 different sources that would be great for campers to involve themselves with.



The RV Disaster Corps is a wonderful organization that helps mobilize trained volunteers who own an RV to respond during times of disaster. In other words - you AND your camper can be of help! This group is helping to fill the gap where federal aid lacks and because they are based in Texas they have first hand knowledge of the needs in and around the Houston area. With simple online training you can provide essential roles to a community affected by disaster.



The following is a letter from Camping World Holdings Inc. CEO Marcus Lemonis announcing the rollout of several initiatives designed to help victims of Hurricane Harvey.

"Many of our friends and families in Texas have been devastated by Hurricane Harvey. Two Camping World locations, in Houston and San Antonio, are experiencing first-hand the impact of the storm. We want to assist members of these communities and have created the following efforts. Beginning today, all Camping World supercenters are collecting new or gently used clothing for adults and children to send to the affected areas. Pants, shirts, shoes, shorts, jackets, all types of clothing are needed. We will ensure that all donated clothing is transported and distributed to those in need as soon as possible. In addition, we will be taking donations for the American Red Cross. Camping World will match total contributions up to $2 million. All donations received at any Camping World SuperCenters now through Labor Day will qualify for the match. If you would like to help, please visit to find a supercenter near you. We hope you will join us in helping the victims of this devastating storm."



Make sure you are ready for those chilly nights around the campfire!

The Cool Tears shop has several new cool weather shirts and a new thermal mug for warm drinks.

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