Here's The Easiest Way To Help Flood Victims ASAP

by Mike Julianelle

Hurricane Harvey is wreaking havoc, but there are ways for all of us to help

Every once in a while, a storm lives up to the hype. Hurricane Harvey is one of those storms, slamming into Texas on Friday night and leaving thousands in danger. We’ve compiled a list of resources you can use if you want to help.

Despite the fact that the storm was downgraded to a category 1, the aftereffects of Hurricane Harvey are sure to linger as the rain continues over the next few days.

Texans affected by the storm will need a lot of help, and the good news is there are plenty of ways to give it, even from afar.

Organizations accepting donations:

For anyone seeking help for family pets impacted by the storm:

Additionally, the Texas Diaper Bank is accepting diapers and cash donations for the disaster relief kits they’re putting together for families with young kids; other agencies don’t provide diapers. Items can be dropped off at their location on 5415 Bandera Road, Suite 504, San Antonio, TX 78238.

Airbnb has set up a portal to help people in need of lodging during the disaster.

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It’s clear from the photos of the storm and its aftermath that the people of Texas are going to be in need of help for quite a while.

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The situation is so dire, 911 is overrun, and victims of the flooding are taking to Twitter to ask for help.

And it works:

Not all of us are close enough to respond such messages, but hopefully, via the resources lifted above, we can find other ways to help.