By Staff

DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – A livestreaming and esports community is coming together — with help from Dallas-based organization Envy Gaming — to raise money for Texans who were affected by the devastating and historic winter storms.

The 72-hour charity streaming effort called “United For Texas” will take place from Friday, Feb. 26, through Sunday, Feb. 28. It will involve a number of popular Twitch streamers and esports players.

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Those participating include sisters Alexandra and Andrea Botez, who have over 670,000 followers on Twitch and are members of Team Envy. The Austin duo will be kicking off the event with donation goals and showing viewers ways they can get involved in relief efforts.

Other personalities holding charity streams include:

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“There are a lot of people that need help right now in Texas and a lot of people asking, ‘How can I help?’ Gaming and streaming have always been a way to connect communities on so many different levels and it’s important for us all to step up when our fellow Texans are in need,” said Mike Rufail, owner at Envy Gaming.

Funds raised from the charity streams will go to americares, the American Red Cross and the SPCA of Texas.

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Last week’s winter storms led to outages that left millions of Texans without power, major residential damage and various water issues. Many are still dealing with the effects even as nearly half of the state’s counties are receiving aid from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) through the president’s disaster declaration. Staff