10 Ways to Help Hurricane Harvey Victims

10 Ways to Help Hurricane Harvey Victims

Millions of Americans have and continue to donate to those in need as Hurricane Harvey barrels across the Gulf Coast. Here are some ways you can help.

Millions of Americans have and continue to donate to those in need as Hurricane Harvey barrels across the Gulf Coast. Here are some ways you can help.

No doubt by now all have seen horrifying images of roads submerged, houses swept away, and brave Texans shuffling into shelters with few belongings. Many Americans admirably want to reach into their wallets and help, but there are several ways to do so, including donating to local charitable organizations on the ground:

The American Red Cross is currently accepting donations. You can also text HARVEY to 90999 to donate $10. The American Red Cross does amazing work in sheltering and feeding those in need all across the storm’s path.

Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund created by Houston’s mayor, Sylvester Turner, and is administered by the Greater Houston Community Foundation.

The Houston Food Bank is asking for donations. If you live outside of Texas, you can donate funds online.

The United Way of Greater Houston flood relief fund will be used to help with immediate needs as well as long-term services like minor home repair. UWFLOOD to 41444.

Direct Relief is shipping medicine and medical supplies to Texas, and has made its entire medical inventory of more than $100 million available for the Harvey relief effort.

Catholic Charities provides food, clothing, shelter and support services to those from all religious backgrounds.

Donations to the Salvation Army can be made online, by calling 1-800-SAL-ARMY (1-800-725-2769) or texting STORM to 51555. If you’re in the area, donate your clothes to those in need.

YouCaring has a fund-raising page set up by J. J. Watt of the Houston Texans with a goal of $10 million. As of 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, it had raised more than $7 million.

GoFundMe has created a page with all of its Harvey-related campaigns, including one started by the country singer Chris Young, who donated $100,000. There are also animal charities to which you can donate.

If you’re worried about the animals affected, please donate to the Houston Humane Society or the San Antonio Humane Society

Credits: Photo courtesy of Thomas B. Shea/AFP/Getty Images

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