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AOC raises $2M for Texans in crisis after deadly winter storm

February 20, 2021 | 12: 55am | Updated February 20, 2021 | 12: 56am

Current York Uncover. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has raised higher than $2 million to abet Texans in crisis as they proceed to journey energy outages and freezing temperatures in the wake of a deadly winter storm.

The Bronx Democrat announced on Twitter Thursday she was elevating cash for the Lone Massive name Train, and by Friday morning the fundraiser reached $2 million in donations.

“Charity isn’t a alternative for ravishing governance, but we gained’t flip faraway from helping folks in need when issues hit the fan,” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted Friday.

“Other folks remember the fact that now is the time for collective stir and doing what we can w/ whatever we’ve obtained.”

The donations could be damage up between the Houston Food Bank, Feeding Texas, The Bridge Homeless Recovery Center, Family Eldercare and Ending Community Homeless Coalition, Ocasio-Cortez acknowledged.

She added that she was flying to Houston Friday to meet with Uncover. Sylvia Garcia to abet distribute presents and “abet amplify wants and solutions.”

The the same day Ocasio-Cortez launched the fundraiser, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz flew to Cancun, Mexico along with his family whereas Texans struggled to dwell on in the frigid.

The Republican senator cut his day out short by two days and straight flew wait on to Houston Thursday night after going via backlash for leaving the yell in the heart of a crisis.

Cruz later acknowledged the getaway was “clearly a mistake.” Meanwhile, his family was soaking up the sun at a seaside in Cancun on Friday.

Better than 30 Texans have died as a results of the historic winter storm that slammed the yell with blackouts and file freezing temperatures.

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