HELLO ALL!

As you might already know, Right Choices Inc has created a GoFundMe page to raise $20000.00 and we are here to share our story again with you. When Hurricane Harvey began its destructive move on Houston, Texas, Right Choices Inc like others in the area received its share of property damage. There was minimal damage to our building.However, the nonprofit’s 2001 Astro Van and 1994 Lincoln town car did sustain some flood damage.

Unfortunately, the building was burglarized. Thieves got away with nearly $4000.00 worth of equipment that was used for our music recording program. Things such as Apple IMac computers, studio monitors, microphones, external hard drives and Pro Tools equipment and software were taken. A report was made with the Houston Police Department in hopes of the property being recovered, but that is very highly unlikely. There is no insurance to cover the loss.

The music recording program has had a positive impact on the young people we serve. Right Choices Inc. needs your help so the music recording program can survive and continue to serve our customers. 

A fundraising campaign to raise $20000.00 has begun. The money raised would be used to make the necessary repairs to the building, replace the equipment that was taken, repair the organization’s vehicles and upgrade the security system.           Right Choices Inc is currently looking at getting a SBA low-interest disaster loan, but that is no guarantee. You can learn more about Right Choices Inc. at www.guidestar.org and/or our website www.rightchoicesinc.org.

If you could help support our GoFundMe by making a donation and then sharing it with your network https://www.gofundme.com/harvey-flooded-then-looted, we would greatly appreciate it. We know that money is tight in these times, so please know that even $10 helps us get closer to our goal! Let us know if you have any questions and we will be happy to answer them.

 

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Hurricane Harvey: Twice Victimized

Right Choices was twice victimized while Hurricane Harvey made its move in and out of the Houston Area. When Hurricane Harvey began its destructive move on Houston, Texas, so did the criminal element. Right Choices Inc. a nonprofit in the past has survived Tropical Storm Allison, Hurricane Rita and Hurricane Ike with no property damage. Like others in the area Right Choices Inc received it’s share property damage during Hurricane Harvey. There was minimal damage to Right Choices Inc building. The nonprofit’s 2001 Astro Van and 1994 Lincoln Towncar will need repairs.

Right Choices Inc. building was looted. Thieves got away with nearly $4000.00 worth of equipment that was used for our music recording program. Things such as Apple IMac computers, studio monitors, microphones, external hard drives and Pro Tools equipment and software were taken. In 20 years of existence Right Choices Inc. has never been a victim of crime. That was the second Right Choices Inc. was victimized.

Right Choices Inc. carried only liability insurance on the two vehicles because of their age. There was no insurance on the building or its contents. There were surveillance cameras but they were out due to electrical outages in the area. A report was made with the Houston Police Department in hopes of the property being recovered, but that is very highly unlikely. These two incidents are an extreme hard hit to Right Choices Inc. and recovering and rebuilding will be difficult.

Normally this time of the year Right Choices Inc. like to help 5-10 young men in high school by purchasing their school clothing or uniforms and supplies. Right Choices Inc. was able to help two young men four days before Hurricane Harvey and by scraping up enough resources to help another young man on September 10, 2017. Right Choices Inc. is a small organization with very limited resources but has managed to remain in existence for 20 years with an all non-paid volunteer staff, small money donations and in-kind gift donations. These two incidents have knocked Right Choices Inc. to it’s very core, the hope is that Right Choices Inc. will survive.

This is a call to action to all, Right Choices Inc. needs your help if is to survive and continue to serve its’ customers. A fundraising campaign to raise $20000.00 has begun. The money raised would be used to make the necessary repairs to the building, replace the equipment that was taken, repair the organization’s vehicles and upgrade the security system. Since, Hurricane Harvey there have been scams and more will surface after Hurricane Irma does it dirty deeds, but be assured Right Choices Inc.is very transparent about its fundraising campaign. You can learn more about Right Choices Inc. at guidestar.org and/or its website rightchoicesinc.org.

Will you become a partner in the Right Choices Inc. fundraising campaign to help it reach its goal of $20000.00?

A Shining and Rising Star

When we meet Terrance “Akaza” Gore 15 years ago, he displayed a great character and work ethic than most his age. Akaza (his stage name) started in our music program. He has persevered in spite of many difficulties in his life, including almost losing his life in 2004 during an aggravate robbery while on the road. Akaza works hard in everything he does.

We are proud that he has been our Director of our Music/Video program for the past 10 years. When Akaza is not on the road touring or volunteering as the Director of our Music/Video program; He is doing the job he loves most; being a devoted and loving husband and father.

Akaza has found much success in the rap genre but enjoys other genres of music. Akaza has performed in his hometown of Houston, Dallas, Corpus Christi, Long Beach, New York, Atlanta, New Orleans and other cities. Akaza will be in Austin, Texas March 17, 2017 for SXSW. Akaza will be performing at the Ironwood Hall 505 E. 7th Street Austin, Texas. He is scheduled to be on stage at 9:00 P.M.

The Gold Standard

Right Choices Inc. has earned the sought-after Gold-level Exchange Seal from GuideStar. This level demonstrates Right Choices Inc.’s deep commitment to nonprofit transparency and accountability. In order to be awarded the GuideStar Gold Level, Right Choices Inc. had to fill out every required field of our nonprofit profile page on http://www.guidestar.org.

GuideStar is a leading independent clearinghouse for information about nonprofit organizations in the United States. and bases its ratings on a nonprofit’s commitment to accountability and transparency.