The chairman and CEO of Dell Technologies, Michael Dell Houston native and tech billionaire,has pledged $36 million to the Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. The pledge from the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation is the largest contribution to date.
The founder and CEO of Dell and his wife Susan on Friday also announced the launch of the Rebuild Texas Fund, along with Texas Governor Greg Abbott.
The pair has already donated $17 million to launch the fund. The goal is to raise more than $100 million for immediate relief efforts, as well as longer-term recovery and rebuilding.
Corporate giants have contributed $113 million to disaster relief efforts as of Thursday, according to the most recent estimate from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Fifty-two companies had donated $1 million or more as of that time. These figures are constantly growing as pledges continue to pour in
He said, “this disaster is personal to everyone who has roots in Texas,” Michael and Susan Dell said in a statement. “Both of us were born and raised in Texas, and the street Michael grew up on in Houston is under water now.” CNN report”.
“This is our home,” Dell said in a statement. “And we know that it will take all of us working together, over the long term, to rebuild our Texas communities.”