All weekend, people in Houston, across the Gulf Coast, and around the country have been pitching in to aid those affected by the devastating flooding in southeastern Texas.
We’ve been inspired by the acts of citizens aiding their neighbors, the first responders at work on the ground, and the people around the country who have come together to support those in need.
Help is still needed, and there are many ways for you to contribute from anywhere. Here are some of the organizations providing urgent relief and essential services to the people affected by Hurricane Harvey:
The American Red Cross is working around the clock to provide safe shelter and comfort for the hundreds of thousands of people impacted by Hurricane Harvey. Visit www.redcross.org Opens in a new tab, call 1- 800-RED CROSS, or text the word HARVEY to 90999 to make a $10 donation.
Southern Baptist Disaster Relief
Southern Baptist Disaster Relief is assisting in the care of thousands of displaced Texans, and working to restore homes. Learn more about how to support their efforts here Opens in a new tab.
Save the Children
Save the Children is delivering family-friendly relief supplies, setting up child-friendly spaces in shelters, providing specially trained staff to help children, and planning for long-term recovery needs. Support their Hurricane Harvey relief efforts here Opens in a new tab.
Houston Food Bank
The Houston Food Bank is providing immediate food distribution to families most in need. Donate now Opens in a new tab or learn more about how to volunteer at www.houstonfoodbank.org Opens in a new tab.
If you’re able, please do what you can to help out. As President Obama said, that's what we do as Americans.