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How to Help Houston Flood Victims

Since making landfall this past Friday, Hurricane Harvey has caused catastrophic flooding in the Houston-Galveston areas.  Rescue operations are currently underway in Houston as this tropical storm’s impact continues to devastate.  Our own family and friends have been affected by this relentless storm and it’s aftermath of rainfall, and our hearts are heavy for all those affected.

If you are looking for ways to help some amazing organizations are doing all they can to help out and are actively seeking money, food, and/or supplies, as well as volunteers, to help the victims of Hurricane Harvey.  Be sure to check their websites and social media to see what they need most urgently right now as it will surely continue to change.

Donate Money, Food, and Other Urgent Supplies

Donate Blood

AABB, which coordinates a task force to manage blood collection efforts during disasters, put out a call on Sunday for blood donations in the aftermath of Harvey. Most in demand: those with type O-positive blood.

Those interested in donating blood may contact the following organizations:

Support Animal and Pet Rescue Efforts

To help animals suffering from the disaster, visit the Houston Humane Society or the San Antonio Humane Society. The Houston Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals has set up an animal emergency response hotline (713-861-3010) and is accepting donations on its website.  Also check the Animal Defense League of Texas, Austin Pets Alive, and SPCA of Texas to see how you might help their efforts.

Housing Relief to Displaced Families

  • Airbnb is waiving service fees for those affected by the disaster and checking in between August 23, 2017 and September 25, 2017.

Before giving money to an organization, do your research.

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