To aid with the hurricane relief efforts, Gary Keller and Jay Papasan, authors of the million-copy bestseller The ONE Thing, have pledged $50,000 in royalties to the Salvation Army.
National Book Network, the trade distributor of The ONE Thing, is placing a $5 hurricane relief sticker on the next 10,000 book covers. These will be shipped to retail and wholesale accounts immediately NBN has joined the effort by contributing their resources for this special copy distribution.
Hurricanes Harvey and Irma have left millions of people in turmoil. With basic necessities proving hard to come by in the areas hit the hardest, organizations like the Salvation Army are looking for all the help they can get.
Co-author Jay Papasan said. “We’ve made multiple trips to the Texas coast, and the devastation is really hard to get your mind around.”
“Their lives have been turned upside down and they have no idea when they’ll recover,” Papasan stated. “And while financial recovery is the first step, emotional recovery is going to take much longer. When we come together like this, we’re not just donating money, many of our Austin corporate staff and our agents from around the country are in Houston. We want those in need that they aren’t alone in their fight.”
The authors have joined the greater hurricane relief efforts of Keller Williams Reality International, the industry leading real estate company co-founded by author Gary Keller. Within the week of Harvey, the company has raised $4 million in funds for those impacted by Irma and Harvey, with a goal of raising $20 million by the end of the year.
“I grew up in Houston, but more than that, our company Keller Williams has over 4,400 people effected by Harvey,” author Gary Keller stated. “We’ve achieved a lot, but honestly, nothing we’ve done stacks up to what we’re doing right now. Using our hands and our hearts to bring help and hope to those in need is something I’m most proud of. Putting others ahead of ourselves is without a doubt the greatest thing any of us can do, and today, we’re doing that.”
The book’s publisher, Ray Bard, of Bard Press, noted, “This is a wonderful example of personal generosity on the part of the authors and the way Keller Williams as a company gives back to the community.”
The authors encourage everyone to donate what they can to origination like the Salvation Army and others non-profits bringing direct aid to those effected.