SAN FRANCISCO — Tech billionaire Michael Dell, who grew up in Houston before founding Dell Technologies, has pledged $36 million — the largest donation so far — to assist Hurricane Harvey relief efforts.
“The scale of human tragedy is unprecedented,” Dell, who spent the first 14 years of his life in Houston, told USA TODAY in a phone interview Thursday, a day before the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation announced its gift.
Dallas Cowboys Pitch In For Flood Victims | 0:40
Members of the Dallas Cowboys visited a Salvation Army depot in Dallas on Thursday to help unload Cowboys merchandise which will be used to assist the victims of Hurricane Harvey. (Sept. 1)
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Sanders: Trump pledges $1 million for Harvey victims | 0:47
Press Secretary Sarah Sanders announced the president will pledge $1 million of his own money to help the victims of Hurricane Harvey.
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Athletes helping Texas after Hurricane Harvey | 2:22
SportsPulse: Athletes, past and present, have come together in the wake of Hurricane Harvey to help generate millions of dollars for those affected and recovering from the devastating storm.
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Donald Trump to donate $1 million to Harvey relief efforts | 1:03
President Donald Trump will donate $1 million of his own money towards Hurricane Harvey relief efforts.
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J.J. Watt raises his Hurricane Harvey relief goal to $5 million | 1:10
J.J. Watt, defensive end for the Houston Texans, has raised his disaster relief goal to $5 million as donations continue to pour in for what began as a modest fundraising campaign in the wake of devastating flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey.
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