Famous Houston Native to Donate up to $36M, Wants to Raise Even More

September 01, 2017Sep 01, 2017

The record-level devastation wreaked around Houston and the surrounding Gulf Coast regions has spurred an incredible amount of generosity across America. Nationwide, people are donating money to help with relief and recovery efforts, and numerous celebrities have donated up to a million dollars each.

On Thursday, President Trump pledged $1 million of his own money to help. Houston Rockets owner Leslie Alexander has reportedly upped his donation from $4 million to $10 million but is apparently keeping it pretty quiet, according to the Houston Chronicle.

Now a famous Houston native who has made a huge mark on the world is donating $36 million from his charitable foundation and is working to raise a total of $100 to help rebuild his flooded, Hurricane Harvey-damaged hometown. His name is Michael Dell.

The 52-year-old founder and CEO of Dell Technologies played a major role in making powerful personal computers ubiquitous in the 1990s and early 2000s. Even though the smartphone and tablet market overtook interest in PCs in the 2010s, Dell remains a world leader in information technology.

Dell and his wife Susan, who have their company headquartered in Austin, are considered two of the biggest philanthropists in Texas. Dell announced their Rebuilding Texas Fund on Facebook Friday.

Good for them! Please continue to pray for the recovery efforts for all those affected on the Gulf Coast. Vice President Mike Pence is on the ground in Texas. Watch him literally roll up his sleeves to help clear the wreckage.

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