Whataburger pledges more than $1.5 million to Hurricane Harvey relief efforts
Beloved Texas burger chain Whataburger
, which started in the Hurricane Harvey-battered town of Corpus Christi, announced that it has pledged $1 million to the Whataburger Family Foundation, $150 thousand to the Red Cross and $500 thousand to local food banks to help with recovery efforts.
A rainbow colors the sky over a Whataburger sign destroyed by Hurricane Harvey in Refugio, Texas, on Monday, August 28, 2017. NICK WAGNER / AMERICAN-STATESMAN
Funds given to the Whataburger Family Foundation, which was established in 2001, will assist impacted Whataburger employees with necessities like clothing, food, medical bills and monetary assistance.
“To all our Family Members and neighbors who were impacted by this storm’s devastation, we stand with you. The path to recovering and rebuilding is long, but we’re here for you and we’ll get through this together,” Whataburger Chairman Tom Dobson said.