Online Trading Academy Raises Money to Help Hurricane Harvey Victims

Online Trading Academy Students and Staff Receive Help from the Global OTA Family to Aid in Hurricane Harvey Recovery Efforts

Irvine, CA, September 30, 2017 – Online Trading Academy raised over $75,000 to help its Houston employees, students, families and others affected by Hurricane Harvey which hit southeast Texas. The Category 4 storm produced winds up to 130 mph and brought up to 51 inches of rain in parts of the state.

Though the Online Trading Academy Houston center was spared, members of the OTA Houston team, students and their families were displaced from their homes and suffered great losses due to the historic flooding in the area.

In response to the disaster, Online Trading Academy created a GoFundMe account to raise money for Hurricane Harvey victims. The donations from individuals across the OTA network were distributed to OTA Houston employees, their families, and students in need.

“We called every student and graduate from our database. We assessed their situation, including the amount of damage they incurred and whether they had insurance, and sent donations to those with the biggest need,” said OTA Houston owner Mary Beth Motisi. “We are grateful for everyone’s generosity. The OTA culture came through. The love from the students, staff, and other centers was amazing.”

As part of the donation campaign, the Company matched $2 for every $1 donated to the GoFundMe account, and over 250 people contributed over $26,000 before the Company match.

“It is heartwarming to see so many generous and caring people step up in a time of need to help ease the tremendous pain and suffering of our OTA Houston team members, students and their families,” said Eyal Shahar, President and Founder of OTA. “It is not just the donations that have helped, but the expression of love and support that has made a big impact.”

To contribute to the Help OTA Houston Harvey Victims GoFundMe campaign, visit help OTA Houston Harvey victims.

About Online Trading Academy

Online Trading Academy (OTA) is the world leader in professional education for investors looking to build life-changing skills to succeed in the financial markets. Their patented Core Strategy empowers traders and investors to make smarter decisions. Students learn under the guidance of experienced traders in a hands-on classroom setting with extensive online education resources. The courses are geared toward individual investors or traders, novice or experienced, who want to learn how to use the same tools and trading techniques as the professional traders on Wall Street. OTA has its roots in the largest trading floor in the Western US, founded in 1997. From a single location in Irvine, CA, Online Trading Academy has expanded to more than 40 worldwide campuses, and over 400,000 people have experienced OTA workshops.

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