AOC doubled her fundraising total for Texas storm victims to $4 million, as she joined fellow lawmakers in Houston to continue relief efforts
- Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said her Texas fundraiser doubled to $4 million on Saturday.
- Ocasio-Cortez joined Reps. Sylvia Garcia, Sheila Jackson Lee, and Al Green in Houston on Saturday.
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As New York representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez volunteered at the Houston Food Bank on Saturday, her fundraising effort for Texans suffering after a severe winter storm climbed to $4 million.
On Friday, Ocasio-Cortez had said the fundraiser reached $2 million, up from $1 million the day before.
Late Saturday, she said it doubled again. "We just hit $4 million!" she wrote on Twitter.
Ocasio-Cortez on Saturday joined Reps. Sheila Jackson Lee, Sylvia Garcia, and Al Green in Houston.
—Rep. Sylvia Garcia (@RepSylviaGarcia) February 20, 2021
A winter storm last week hit the southern US, leaving millions without power.
Texas, which has its own electrical grid, was among the hardest-hit states. Storm-related damages could near $50 billion in Texas, according to an estimate provided by AccuWeather CEO Joel Myers.
The Houston Food Bank was working to put together about 30,000 boxes of food in two days, Ocasio-Cortez said on Saturday.
On Twitter, Garcia urged Texans to volunteer if they're able to.
"I got to work today alongside my amiga and fellow Latina @RepAOC doing what we can to help our neighbors," she said.
The White House on Saturday announced President Joe Biden had declared a major disaster in the state of Texas.