The devastation from the effects of Hurricane — now Tropical Storm — Harvey is still unfolding in Texas.
Federal Emergency Management Agency Director Brock Long said that 50 counties in Texas are affected by the flooding and that a tremendous amount of rainfall is in the cards for southwest Louisiana, The Associated Press reported. The rain and floods have been blamed in at least two deaths.
Several disaster relief organizations have mobilized to offer aid and shelter for victims. Here are a few ways you can help those efforts.
Help those affected by #HurricaneHarvey. Visit https://t.co/IwTsENcx2z, call 1-800-RED CROSS or text HARVEY to 90999 to make a $10 donation. pic.twitter.com/r4qSn8byXj
— American Red Cross (@RedCross) August 26, 2017
Give relief to those affected by #HurricaneHarvey
• Call 1-800-SAL-ARMY
• Text "STORM" to 51555
• Donate online at https://t.co/Tr6pwCDM4n pic.twitter.com/KYkx87gOBU
— Salvation Army USA (@SalvationArmyUS) August 25, 2017
The devastation is tremendous & getting worse. If you can help, give now. Text UWFLOOD to 41444 or go to https://t.co/sKqa1cGOi5. #Harvey pic.twitter.com/dPJBbZ08Pk
— UnitedWayHouston (@HouUnitedWay) August 27, 2017
The Texas Diaper Bank is also accepting cash and diaper donations to provide emergency diaper kits to displaced families.
Several animal shelters and pet rescue organizations throughout Texas are also evacuating and taking in pets affected by Harvey.
BREAKING-Hurricane Harvey Evacuations: Full story here, https://t.co/NLmgLf7DLq. Please consider making a donation, https://t.co/ffzq52rFJ1 pic.twitter.com/wmQNyEGzST
— SPCA of Texas (@spcaoftexas) August 25, 2017
#HurricaneHarvey #SanAntonio pic.twitter.com/pjKSPVxGjv
— SA Humane Society (@sahumane) August 26, 2017
Own a place in Texas or know of anyone who has a place there? Airbnb hosts can house displaced residents and relief workers deployed to help. Service fees are waived for those checking in by Friday.
Airbnb has activated our host community to open their homes for $0 for those evacuating for Hurricane Harvey. https://t.co/bSXZPgh1HE
— Airbnb Help (@AirbnbHelp) August 25, 2017