If you would like to donate to an organization to assist with the Hurricane Harvey relief effort in Texas and Louisiana, listed below are a brief list of well-known and long established charitable and relief organizations. While there are certainly many other reputable organizations that are worthy of your support, please use caution when solicited by an organization that you are not familiar with. It’s my understanding that there are already scammers looking to take advantage of this tragedy and your generosity.
· The American Red Cross – www.redcross.org; 800-RED-CROSS; or text the word HARVEY to 90999 to make a $10 donation.
· The Salvation Army – www.helpsalvationarmy.org; or 800-SAL-ARMY
· The United Way – www.uwtexas.org/hurricane- harvey; or text UWFLOOD to 41444
· The SPCA of Texas – www.spca.org/
· The SPCA of Louisiana – www.la-spca.org/
· The Houston Humane Society – http://www.houstonhumane.org/
· The Louisiana Humane Society – http://news.humanela.org/
Harrisonburg — The National Federation of Independent Business’ state political action committee has endorsed Tony Wilt in the 26th District House District race.
Delegate Wilt clearly understands the challenges facing Virginia’s job creators,” said Nicole Riley, state director of NFIB Virginia. “Our members believe he will take a fiscally responsible approach to managing state government and support legislation that helps our small businesses grow and create jobs.”
NFIB Virginia’s agenda in the 2018 legislative session will include tax reform, easing the regulatory burden on small businesses, and bringing health insurance costs under control.
“I appreciate all that NFIB does at the state and federal level to advance policies that are favorable for small businesses and job creation,” said Delegate Wilt. “I’m honored to have their endorsement. Since small businesses represent roughly half of private sector employment and consistently lead the way in new job growth, the success of our economy and job creation absolutely depends on the success of small businesses. The General Assembly must strive to advance policies that encourage small business and job growth.”
NFIB is Virginia’s leading small-business association. The endorsement was made by NFIB Virginia PAC, which is comprised exclusively of NFIB members. NFIB has pledged it will activate its grassroots network on behalf of the campaign. NFIB’s political support is based on the candidates’ positions and records on small business issues.
Harrisonburg – This week Tony Wilt (R-Broadway) received the endorsement of the Virginia Farm Bureau Federation (VFBF) AgPAC, a political action committee of Virginia Farm Bureau Federation, in the race for the 26th District seat in the Virginia House of Delegates.
“I am grateful to receive the support and endorsement of the VFBF AgPAC,” said Delegate Wilt. “As a representative of the top ag producing community in the Commonwealth, I understand how critical a vibrant agriculture sector is to our local economy. The success of other sectors of our economy are also tied directly to the success of our local farmers and other ag-related businesses. It’s humbling to have their support. If reelected, I plan to continue to support favorable policy that allows farmers to pursue profitable enterprises while ensuring proper stewardship of our God-given natural resources.”
Tony Wilt is among 94 candidates that Virginia VFBF AgPAC has endorsed for House seats. Endorsements were made based on the recommendations of local committees of farmers.
“Delegate Wilt has demonstrated a clear understanding of the needs and challenges farmers are facing and has proven his support through his favorable voting record in the General Assembly. We believe Delegate Wilt and the other endorsed candidates will help agriculture and forestry maintain its vitality as the number one industry in Virginia,” said Wayne F. Pryor, chairman of VFBF AgPAC and VFBF president. “We look forward to working with them in the 2018 Virginia General Assembly.”
The non-partisan VFBF AgPAC was created by Farm Bureau in 1999 and employs in-kind contributions to support candidates who can best support agriculture and Farm Bureau issues. A full list of candidates endorsed by the committee can be viewed online at vafb.com.
Delegate Wilt currently represents the 26th House District in the Virginia General Assembly. The 26th District includes the City of Harrisonburg and part of Rockingham County.