How to Help Hurricane Harvey Flood Victims
August 29, 2017
Since Friday night when Hurricane Harvey hit coastal Texas, residents of Houston and the surrounding areas have dealt with massive devastation, and the rain is expected to continue through Wednesday.
There are many verified ways Dallas-Fort Worth residents can help the Hurricane Harvey flood victims. ArrowBrooke has compiled a list of the best ways you can help right now:
The Red Cross set up a disaster relief fund for Hurricane Harvey victims. You can also donate $10 by texting the word REDCROSS to 90999.
The Salvation Army also established a fund to help in the Hurricane Harvey relief efforts.
If you are trying to verify the legitimacy of a charity, visit Charity Navigator’s list of tips for giving in times of crisis.
Several shelters across DFW are currently housing flood victims, including 5,000 evacuees at the Kay Bailey Hutchinson Convention Center. Trusted World is running a donation drive for new underwear and socks, non-perishable food, toiletries, feminine hygiene products, baby diapers, wipes and formula. Donations can be dropped off at at 15660 Dallas Parkway in Dallas from 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Volunteers are also needed.
The SPCA of Texas is also seeking donations to help animals evacuated from the flood, including cat litter and boxes, towels, blankets, crates, toys and gas gift cards. Donations can be dropped off at the SPCA of Texas Jan Rees-Jones Animal Care Center in Dallas or the SPCA of Texas Russell H. Perry Animal Care Center in McKinney.
There is a critical need for blood donations, especially Type O. Carter BloodCare is seeking blood donations and you can find a location near you on their website.
ArrowBrooke stands with the residents of Houston and coastal Texas during this difficult time. We are proud of our residents and DFW for stepping up to help and provide the support these communities will need for a long time.
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