As Houstonians have been busy saving lives and living up to what it truly means to be an American, we’ve come to realize that some of our friends and family outside of Texas are unable to fully grasp the magnitude of this disaster.
We decided to put together this infographic so everyone can see what Houston is up against.
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We are so proud to be a part of such a selfless city and we will continue to support each other in any way necessary as we all get through this together. If you would like to help the great residents of Texas, please support these folks.
The Red Cross is mobilizing trained Red Cross disaster relief workers to support this response effort, and has more than shelters ready to open and support thousands of people if needed. Trailers full of shelter and relief supplies have been pre-positioned including cots, blankets, comfort and cleaning supplies.
Donate: Visit redcross.org, call 1-800-RED CROSS or text the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.
The Salvation Army has already begun collecting funds to help those affected by the storm. Though most people think of donating clothing or household items first, SA spokesperson Alvin Migues, said physical donations can be a challenge during a disaster.
“Then you have to spend manpower to deal with sorting and other things as they come into the warehouses instead of having those folks out in the field doing the work," he said. "So, we always asked people to send a cash donation instead,” he said.
Donate: You can donate cash online at disaster.salvationarmyusa.org or by phone at 1-800-725-2769.
Save the Children
Save the Children is working to provide family-friendly supplies and services to Hurricane Harvey survivors. A gift of $100 can provide a secure crib for a little one living in a shelter, help supply a safe space in shelters for 20 displaced children or many other items that are needed to care for the littlest survivors.
Donate: To send a cash donation, click here.
Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund
Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner has teamed up with the Greater Houston Community Foundation to open a fund to accept tax deductible cash donations for victims that have been affected by the flooding.
Donate: You can donate to the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund here.
SPCA of Texas
The SPCA of Texas is deploying staff, volunteers and supplies to support evacuees housed at a mega shelter in Dallas, working with city and county disaster officials to care for the pets of Harvey evacuees. You can help by donating cash to the SPCA of Texas, giving in-kind supplies through an Amazon.com wish list or fostering an animal already in a shelter.