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A Matching Challenge for Disaster Relief

Through The Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation, we are able to support some incredible organizations and causes. To name a few: The Semper Fi Fund, Hope for Haiti, Phoenix Children’s Hospital, domestic violence shelters, and psychedelic research to treat PTSD.

We are currently collaborating with Team Rubicon, a veteran-led disaster relief organization, to lead a $2 million matching challenge for its Hurricane Laura relief effort.

Hurricane Laura, a Category 4 storm, devastated parts of Louisiana and Texas on August 27, 2020.

“Twenty-four hours before the storm made landfall, it was a category one, maybe a category two, and they were expecting a 15- to-20-foot storm surge – that’s what we were preparing for. And then literally, over the course of 12 hours, it went from category one, approaching two to category four, approaching five.” – Jake Wood, CEO Team Rubicon

Bob and I knew we had to help.

Through PXG and in conjunction with The Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation, Bob and I committed to match donations to Team Rubicon dollar-for-dollar, up to $2 million.

 

Bob recently visited Lake Charles to see the damage firsthand. He was blown away by the destruction he witnessed and simultaneously inspired by the resiliency and hope of people he met.

Team Rubicon is on the ground, serving the hundreds of thousands of people who are still without water, power, or access to their homes.

 

This isn’t the first time Bob and I have worked with Team Rubicon. We helped support their efforts after Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Florence. Most recently, we helped raise awareness of Team Rubicon’s Neighbors Helping Neighbors COVID-19 initiative, through an innovative PXG Essential Face Mask campaign.

I am so proud to collaborate with such a dedicated, driven team of volunteers, the majority of whom are military veterans and first responders who have chosen to continue their service to our country by volunteering through Team Rubicon. Team Rubicon is making a meaningful difference, and I am thrilled to stand behind their efforts.

*Article published September 2020