Hurricane Harvey has devastated much of Southeast Texas and millions of people have been uprooted from their homes and families in the wake.
Many different organizations are helping aide those affected by the hurricane, so here are several ways to help.
The Red Cross is accepting donations to help aide their rescue shelters in Texas. Red Cross offers shelters, food, safety, medical and clothing to those who need it.
Text HARVEY to 90999 to donate $10 or click here to donate online
Humane Society of the United States:
The Animal Rescue Team is on the ground in Texas, helping animals and the people who care about them and working to deal with the catastrophic floods hitting so many communities. They are working with local officials on animal transport and rescue, and have started moving animals days before Hurricane Harvey made landfall. At this moment, they are working from Corpus Christi to Texas City to San Antonio.
Click here to donate to the Humane Society of the United States.
Austin Pets Alive:
Austin Pets Alive is helping save pets and put them in foster homes so dogs aren't stuck in the storm and have a warm, dry place to live.
You can apply to foster dogs or help donate supplies. So far, they have saved over 400 animals from Hurricane Harvey.
The Texas Diaper Bank:
The Texas Diaper Bank is looking for diaper donations for children who lost diapers in the Hurricane. You can mail them to 5415 Bandera Road, Suite 504, San Antonio, Texas 78238 or drop them off at the same address.
Austin Disaster Relief Network:
Help Austin Disaster Relief Network meet the immediate emergency needs of survivors and help fund the long-term repairs/rebuilds of their homes by making a donation.
ADRN is anticipating the need for many items in the days ahead to help meet immediate needs of survivors impacted by Hurricane Harvey along with shipping disaster supplies to the affected areas. If you would like to donate items, see below for items needed. Hope Family Thrift Store will be receiving items starting, Saturday, August 26th. Open 10AM-5PM for Drop-Off Items at the receiving dock, Monday - Saturday (Closed on Sunday).
NEEDED ITEMS INCLUDE:
- New undergarments(all sizes, children and adult)
- New socks (all sizes, children and adult)
- Toiletries (ie: shampoo, facewash, soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes, etc.)
- New bed pillows
- New blankets
- Cleanup supplies
- Black trash bags
- Mops and buckets
- Utility knives
- Leather work gloves
- Inflatable mattresses
- Hand sanitizer
- Box fans
- Clothing is not needed - ADRN will distribute the abundance of previously-donated clothing to survivors
The Coastal Bend Disaster Recovery Group:
The Coastal Bend Disaster Recovery Group needs construction cleanup supplies -- debris containers, truck cranes, forklifts, ladders, and nail guns.
If you would like to make a donation please visit the Material Donation page.
There are dozens of fundraisers created on GoFundMe to help different organizations and efforts for those affected by the Hurricane.
Examples include organizations looking for donations and families needing help who lost everything.
Blood banks are asking for donations. Find your local blood donation center.