The congresswoman took to Twitter to announce she was raising money for five separate organizations to help relief efforts in Texas, but little did she know her charity work would explode in a short amount of time.
Raised in four hours
AOC says the money will be split among The Bridge Homeless Recovery Center, Ending Community Homeless Coalition (ECHO), Family Eldercare, Houston Food Bank, and Feeding Texas.
Holy smokes. Our Texas relief mobilization has already raised $325k for food, housing, elder care & direct relief… https://t.co/bOsMGsiPov— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez)1613694973.0
Within just a couple of hours, she had helped raise $325,000 and was able to hit the $1 million mark in just four short hours.
Wow. We officially raised $1 million for Texas relief at 9:17pm. Thank you all so much. 🙏🏽 I’m at a loss for word… https://t.co/FHlZoEbYdG— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez)1613702961.0
The charity relief effort came after Texas experienced days of snow and ice that shut off power for nearly 3 million citizens, but recovery is on the horizon as the snow begins to melt.