Hurricane Harvey is causing unprecedented flooding and damage in Texas. So many people are coming together to help those affected by the storm, donating blood, food, clothing, emergency items, and money to charitable organizations working to provide shelter, food, and medical care during this time of crisis. You may be looking for ways to pitch in as well.
The situation is overwhelming and many aren’t sure how to begin to help people affected by Hurricane Harvey. We encourage you to take a minute to make a donation to the Red Cross. The link below the video will also take you to the Red Cross Hurricane Harvey donation page, where you can make a donation of any amount.
Do you need disaster relief?
The Texas Tribune listed a few ways to get help if you’re a victim of Hurricane Harvey.
- Text SHELTER and your zip code to 4FEMA (43362), or use the FEMA mobile app to find shelter near you
- View a map of flooded streets courtesy of the Houston Chronicle
- In flooded regions, don’t get into your car – it could put your life plus the lives of rescuers at risk and drain resources according to the director of federal Hurricane Harvey relief efforts
- You can receive disaster assistance from the Red Cross by calling 877-500-8645
- The Texas Association of Business is providing resources to business owners affected by the storm. Call 512-637-7714 for information
- State Bar of Texas legal hotline at 800-504-7030 gives toll-free answers to basic legal questions in English, Spanish or Vietnamese
- To report a missing child, call the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children at 1-866-908-9570
- For those looking for refuge, Texas State Park camping is free to hurricane evacuees
Our thoughts and prayers are with those affected by Hurricane Harvey and we will continue to look for more ways to help. Your donations can truly make a difference during this unprecedented crisis and we are proud to be part of a nation that doesn’t hesitate to step in and offer help to one another. We encourage you to make your donation to the Red Cross today.