The devastation of Hurricane Harvey is heavily impacting our fellow experts in Texas and the Gulf area. We want to offer our support as a community. Want to get involved? Here’s how you can make a difference.

Donate your Expert Shirts!
Redeem Expert T-Shirts with “Donate to Charity” in the address field. The value of these shirts will be donated to those in need, who’ve been affected by Hurricane Harvey.

If you would like to donate all of your redeemable shirts please message me with a subject of Hurricane Harvey and message body of Donate All.

If you don’t currently have Expert T-Shirts to redeem, you can still offer your expertise to help Hurricane Harvey victims replace and repair their technology. Here’s some more information on Expert Ranks & Certifications.

Offer your expertise!
Help technology professionals recover in the aftermath
Do you have experience recovering from water-damaged equipment or general disaster recovery? Post a short How-To guide as a response to this post and we will consolidate your responses into an informative article to help those affected. If you prefer to write your own article, post a link to it here after it’s been submitted.

Prep for future storms
Do you have tips on how to prepare for the next storm? Post a short How-To guide as a response to this post and we will consolidate them into an article to help others prepare for similar situations. If you prefer to write your own article, post a link to it here after it’s been submitted.
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by:Doug Walton
For those who want to start repairing their homes, the first step is to remove all the wet drywall/insulation at least 2 feet above the high water mark (water will absorb up the drywall and insulation).  Then you'll want to spray something like Microban to kill/prevent mold all over the studs/inner walls and setup some fans to dry the area before replacing the insulation and drywall.

Some more tips to prevent mold after a flood:
https://www.fema.gov/news-release/2012/09/07/tips-prevent-post-flooding-mold-home-clean-it-dry-it-or-discard-it
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by:John
I just donated 15 shirts to try to assist.
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by:yo_bee
I just tried just putting "Donate to Charity" in the first address line only and it error out.  What am I doing wrong
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by:John
Did you press Confirm after Submit?
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by:yo_bee
yes and it gave an error that I need to have other fields filled
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by:John
I do not have a complete address to begin with so I guess the routine does not care when then information is incomplete.
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by:McKnife
Craig, I have many shirts to donate, 86 ones. Can you assist so that all go to charity without me having to click through the process 86 times? It would be nice to offer this "multi-donation-feature" to all.
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by:Craig Kehler
I just donated 15 shirts to try to assist.
Thank you John! Very much appreciated.

Craig, I have many shirts to donate, 86 ones. Can you assist so that all go to charity without me having to click through the process 86 times? It would be nice to offer this "multi-donation-feature" to all.

Consider it done. Thank you for your contribution, it is really appreciated. We will definitely look into making that easier :)

I just tried just putting "Donate to Charity" in the first address line only and it error out.  What am I doing wrong

I will follow up in messages, I was able to redeem shirts for you on our internal test environment.
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by:John
I have got more but I need to time to click through another 15 or so.
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by:Craig Kehler
If you want to donate all of your shirts, I will save you the time and fix it on our end. If there is a more custom request message me please.
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by:John
I just redeemed another 22 shirts and the adjust total from before is 17 so 39 shirts in total so far.

I have another 50 or so there to redeem and if you can fix it, please let us know.
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by:Craig Kehler
John I will donate all of them for you if that is what you want. I definitely don't want people to have to submit that many times.
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by:John
You can donate all my T-Shirts to the cause. I can earn another one sometime soon

So you can use them all

Thank you for doing that.
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by:Craig Kehler
I updated the original post so others have an easy way to do so.

If you would like to donate all of your redeemable shirts please message me with a subject of Hurricane Harvey and message body of Donate All.
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by:John
So then assuming all are gone, that is about 100 shirts. Happy to support the cause.
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by:John
I just looked and my shirts are still there so be sure to take them.  Thank you.
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by:aikimark
Craig

I've redeemed two shirts for levels that I hadn't redeemed before.  Please contribute/donate the remainder of my T-shirts to the Houston flood charity.

If there is any difference in the value of the T-shirts, please contribute Extra Large T-shirt values, rather than Small T-shirt values.

Mark
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by:Scott Fell, EE MVE
I just donated 73. Thanks for the painless way to send more money than I would have to start with.
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by:MAS (MVE)
@yo_bee
I did like this my 5 T-Shirts.
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Hope it helps  ot redeem.
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by:John
I thought EE was going to take my shirts, but that did not happen, so I must have been confused.

So this morning, I spent 90 minutes redeemed my shirts - 200 shirts today in addition to 40 redeemed earlier, so 240 shirts redeemed.

Two things:

1. It was a trip down memory lane - shirts for now dead technologies.
2. It would be a very fine idea for EE The Company to match the monetary value of the shirts being donated.
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by:Lisa Hendrickson "CallThatGirl"
Shared with my Facebook groups. Good to know about this program!
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by:John
I wrote earlier "I can earn another one sometime soon " . Another shirt today. Must stop earning shirts!
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by:Kyle Santos
Awesome.
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I donated some shirts, thanks.  I also sent a package to Houston yesterday.  People have lost their homes, cars, pictures, jobs, businesses, and more. Animals need help too. Some of my friends who are there are getting crews together and helping others clean up. Now Irma is kicking up and enormous -- pray for the safety of those in her path.

Too much water from the hurricanes, and not enough to stop the wild fires to the west.
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by:Craig Kehler
Bulk shirt redemption requests have been processed. Thank you for your donations.
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