The Texas Renaissance Festival is dedicating its 2017 season to helping Harvey survivors rebuild

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The Texas Renaissance Festival announced in a Sept. 13 press release it will donate a portion of the proceeds from its 2017 season to charities providing relief to thousands affected by Harvey.

“Texans have helped build our event into the largest Renaissance Festival in the country, so we want to return the favor by helping Texans rebuild their lives,” said Texas Renaissance Festival General Manager Terre Albert.

“We hope that the magic of the Festival can be a much-needed escape for those affected by the natural disaster.”

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Charities receiving donations from ticket revenue include: the Lone Survivor Foundation, which provides retreats to service members and their families who suffer from conditions like PTSD; the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund started by Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner and Harris County Judge Ed Emmett; and the Society of Samaritans, a nonprofit consisting of church organizations helping people outside the Houston area (specifically the MontgomeryWaller, and Grimes county areas) with donations of necessities like food and clothing.

The 2017 season will run from Sept. 30 through Nov. 26, and the festival usually brings in about 600,000 people every year, according to the release.

You can check out their website for more information on the festival and tickets.

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