‘Burgers for a Cause' in Dallas Aids Harvey Storm Victims

A truck load of meat diverted by Hurricane Harvey was transformed Friday into "Burgers for a Cause," a fundraising effort for storm victims.

The event happened Friday at Thanks-Giving Square, the downtown Dallas gathering place where gratitude is a priority.

"Burgers for a Cause' was organized by Café Momentum, a non-profit program that provides restaurant training to young people who've been in trouble with the law.

"We got a phone call from Amazon saying they had a truck of 62-hundred burgers headed to Houston, and they couldn't make it there. So they asked if there was something we could do," said Café Momentum CEO Chad Houser.

Houser recruited other restaurants, along with a downtown business group and the United Way, to cook the burgers and take donations.

Customer Dareca Robinson was happy to contribute. She has relatives in Houston.

"They've lost their homes, cars, everything. But, the most important thing is, we are happy that they are alive," she said.

Customer Anna Gomez from Fort Lauderdale is staying with her brother in Dallas as Hurricane Irma approaches South Florida.

"I came for Labor Day weekend and I was supposed to go home, but I think I'm going to ride out the storm here," Gomez said.

She joined her brother enjoying "Burgers for a Cause."

"I'm just grateful to be here and be able to help others, because you know the energy is going to come back," Gomez said.

The United Way was still calculating credit card and cash donations Friday for "Burgers for a Cause" for a final tally.

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