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Harvey Relief Done Quick

Hey Adventurers, are you looking for a way to assist with hurricane Harvey relief efforts? If so, Games Done Quick (GDQ) will be hosting a special marathon this weekend called Harvey Relief Done Quick.

Given the tragic events in Houston and the surrounding area, GDQ has set up a Harvey Relief Done Quick stream this weekend. Starting Friday, September 1st at 8:00pm EDT and running through Sunday the 3rd, runners will be live-streaming from their homes to raise money for the Houston Food Bank. Something similar was done for the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami which raised thousands of dollars for Doctors Without Borders, used to aid the victims in Japan.

What exactly is Games Done Quick (GDQ)? Simply put, it’s a video game marathon for charities including Doctors Without Borders and the Prevent Cancer Foundation. Players, also known as runners, from across the country play video games, new and old, very quickly utilizing a whole slew of tricks to make the game faster. Most of the events are held at hotels, and the games are played in front of a live audience, as well as being streamed on Twitch, with VODs on YouTube.

During each event, GDQ has awesome challenges that can be funded by viewer donations. The donation incentives vary greatly. Sometimes they have runners attempt difficult challenges. Other times, donors bid to name their favorite characters, or they get into a bid war against other donors. Donors also have the option to leave a comment while donating and GDQ reads some of these comments aloud during the session.

I’m hoping to see a lot of money raised for this devastated part of our country, but even if you can’t donate spread the word. Every little bit helps, and it goes to the Houston Food Bank to help displaced citizens of Houston who have lost everything.

For more information, check out: and follow @GamesDoneQuick on Twitter.

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