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U.S. Money Reserve Partners With ADRN For Benefit Of Hurricane Harvey Survivors

U.S. Money Reserve is partnering with Austin Disaster Relief Network in providing aid to persons affected by Hurricane Harvey. The two entities will combine their resources to help survivors of the storm with financial assistance, emergency shelter, and support psychologically and emotionally to address the trauma experienced by storm victims.

A relief fund started by U.S. Money Reserve will turn over 100% of received donations to ADRN to help meet emergency needs of survivors. In an effort to encourage donations

U.S. Money Reserve has vowed to match all YouCaring donations to ADRN’s relief fund up to a maximum of $100,000

Harvey’s Impact

The sting of Hurrican Harvey has been felt directly by U.S. Money Reserve as many of the company’s own employees and customers have been displaced or otherwise affected by the storm. The company was founded in Austin, Texas and while still headquartered in Austin there are also offices in the nearby cities of Beaumont and Lumberton.

U.S. Reserve is more than happy and willing to give back to a Greater Houston community that welcomed the company with open arms during its infant stages.

Hurricane Harvey was the first hurricane to make landfall in the United States and with the storm came extreme devastation. The four-day event saw rainfall from to 40 to 65 inches across the state that resulted in dangerous flood waters. Roads became rivers and many Texans were forced to leave their homes and property behind in search of safety. At least 82 people perished in Hurricane Harvey. Read more: US Money Reserve | Built In Austin and US Money Reserve | Facebook

Texans would soon learn that impact of Harvey would be felt long after the storm was gone as thousands were left without day to day necessities such as clean water, hygiene products, and prescription medications. The water left behind from the hurricane is highly toxic and poses serious threats both in the immediate future and for the long term.

The Cleanup

Texans are a resilient bunch are now hard at work rebuilding their communities. That damage caused by Harvey has been estimated at $180 billion. Texas Governor Greg Abbot has advised all that recovery projects for the state will be exhaustive and time-consuming. Learn more about US Money Reserve:

Federal aid has assumed the responsibility for a lot of these costs but more help is needed. Fortunately, many non-profit organizations have stepped forward to fill the gaps. At ADRN, the primary goal is to help survivors with items that meet their immediate needs and to provide funds to repair or rebuild their homes.

An admiral act of kindness extended by many Texans was the opening of their own homes when possible to help those had lost shelter in the storm. Local schools provided free meals and shop owners allowed the use of their stores for shelter. It is this attitude amongst Texans that serve the state well as they work together to rebuild from this crisis.

About U.S. Money Reserve

U.S. Money Reserve started in 2001, is now one of the biggest independent distributors of precious metals. The start-up mission of the company was to provide advice to customers desiring to invest in precious metals. To date, U.S. Money reserve has served over 400,000 clients in this capacity.

JustFab, a Portfolio of Brands That Lead Active Wear Trend to New Heights

Successful entrepreneurs understand that entrepreneurship is not just about starting a new venture, but precisely knowing when to hang on. Don Ressler is one such entrepreneur who has demonstrated his expertise in identifying gaps in the market and making the most out of them. He is the Co-CEO of Just Fab.

Don Ressler first start up was Fitness Intermix Media later acquired it in 2001. He teamed up with Adam Goldenberg, the COO of Intermix, and formed Alena Media that was also acquired by Intermix. In 2005, News Corp purchased Intermix, and Don Ressler along with his partner opted to bolt out.

After leaving News Corp, together they continued to make fortunes around online business platforms. They came up with Brand Ideas that was later rebranded as Intelligent Beauty. The company recorded astronomical success mostly along fashions lines and beauty.

By the year 2009,  Ressler had launched two other successful brands. As if that was not enough, he launched JustFab in 2010 along with his friend and partner Adam Goldenberg. The venture was considered as an immediate success. It attracted some highly reputable fashion face such as Kimora Lee. Kimora joined JustFab as creative director and the president of the company. After, the company was re-evaluated it attracted $33 million funding from Matrix Partners. In 2012, Just Fab had secured additional $76 million of funding from different sources and had reached more than 6 million members.

Just Fab continued to build monuments of success and was able to branch out. Don Ressler along with his partner had recognized that the vast customer base was comprised of mothers. They launched Fab Kids, a brand of clothing for kids.

In 2013, Just Fab extended its reach to Europe market. At the end of the year, Just Fab had more than 3 million European members. The company on has continued to expand and have branched out further. They have launched Fabletics, an athletic brand. With Fabletics, one does not necessary need to acquire specific gear for work-outs after work. The fashionable attires are designed such that they are modest enough to go to work in them and pass by the gym in them.

They have also acquired their competitor Shoe Dazzle and even launched their first brick and mortar store. Currently, Just Fab is a portfolio of brands and a leading fashion -subscription site that generates over $500 million in revenue per year. See:

Spark Tank has a successful funding cycle

Philanthropies play a huge role in modern society. Charities have a way of solving problems that society did not even recognize, and even those not directly related to the charity end up better off. Learn more about Marc Sparks: and

Marc Sparks is a leading name in the entrepreneurship community. He has invested in hundreds of start-ups over the years, and he knows just how important a little funding can be for a growing company.

He is extremely passionate about watching companies growing and his private equity firm, Timber Creek Capital, is constantly investing in start-ups. Marc is proud to invest in start-ups, and he knows that this model works. Marc wanted to apply this start-up funding style to philanthropies around the world, so he launched Spark Tank.  Read more: They Can’t Eat You: My Unorthodox Path To Outrageous Success and Marc Sparks’s Books and Publications Spotlight

Spark Tank is a truly innovative approach to funding philanthropies. Spark Tank requires people with philanthropic ideas to compete with one another for funding. This competition enables Marc to fund the most effective ideas. Read more: Marc Sparks – Dallas, Texas, United States, Timber Creek Capital and Marc Sparks – Profile – Disqus

The funding cycle begins in round one. During this round, everyone with an idea can submit an application. This year Spark Tank received 14 initial applications. After sorting through the first round applications, the Spark Tank team invites a group of three finalists to present their ideas in front of the judges.

Each finalist has a set amount of time to talk in front of the judges and the judges follow up with questions. This cross-examination period plays a huge role in the Spark Tank project because it allows the organization to determine which group would truly do the most for the community.

Spark Tank( has already experienced one successful round of funding this year. Dogs Matter received $5,000 in funding. Dogs Matter is an organization that is committed to protecting dogs throughout the Dallas area.

The Spark Tank team is extremely happy about the recent round of funding, but they are not satisfied. Spark Tank plans on doing two other funding competitions this year, and they are already receiving applications for round 2.

Marc Sparks is a brilliant man, but he knows he cannot do it alone. The world needs people with great ideas to get the funding they need. With the proper insight and funding, great philanthropic ideas can become a reality. Spark Tank is Marc’s way of funding ideas that will have a true impact on society as a whole.