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:
- American Red Cross
- The Salvation Army
- Save The Children
- Southern Baptist Disaster Relief
- Heart to Heart International
- Rockport-Fulton county Chamber of Commerce
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.
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.
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.