He’s one of the most famous residents in the Lone Star state, but since Hurricane Harvey descended on his beloved homeland on August 25, George Strait has been silent. It turns out, Harvey didn’t discriminate as it bore down on Texas, leaving behind a path of destruction, and George’s own family felt the storm’s wrath.
George, whose primary residence is in San Antonio, just on the fringe of the cyclonic swirl, shared a brief, but impactful message on his Twitter page on August 29. He simply said, “Thoughts and prayers are with all affected by the storm. My family and friends were personally affected in surrounding areas. God bless us all.- GS”
In a second tweet that followed immediately, he added, “We are working on putting together relief efforts with the whole country music community.”
The country icon, known for his brevity of speech, didn’t shared any additional details regarding the well-being of those family members affected by the storm. He also had no specifics on his planned fund-raising efforts. However, in the face of such personal devastation, it would be understandable if the singer-songwriter has been preoccupied with his family’s safety.
In addition to his family and friends being affected, there’s also a strong possibility that the Strait family’s coastal home in Rockport, Texas, has suffered damage. Rockport was one of the hardest hit towns along the Gulf Coast.
Hurricane Harvey has proven to be a storm of biblical proportions, yet angels keep appearing to offer their aid. Chris Young, who also had a home on the east coast of Texas, started a GoFundMe page that has raised more than $300,000 ($100,000 of it Chris’ own donation). And Houston Texan defensive end J.J. Watt has raised more than $3 million for his home state.
Parts of Texas are still being pummeled by the residual rain from Hurricane Harvey, and it will be weeks before we know the full extent of the damage incurred, but additional relief efforts are expected to be announced in the coming days.