Hurricane Harvey: Ways To Help... Volunteer:
The Red Cross is greatly in need of volunteers to help with warehousing, shelter management, supply distribution and administrative support. Those interested in volunteering can register at redcross.org/volunteer.
The Red Cross depends on financial donations to be able to provide disaster relief immediately.
Help people affected by Hurricane Harvey by
- Visiting redcross.org
- Calling 1- 800-RED CROSS
- Texting the word HARVEY to 90999 to make a $10 donation.
You can also help people affected by Hurricane Harvey by visiting Coastal Bend Community Foundation's Coastal Bend Disaster Recovery Group.
Other Charities In Action:
- Donors can call 1-800-SAL-ARMY to donate.
Austin Pets Alive! (for help in pet evacuation and safe sheltering)
Austin Pets Alive! is an animal shelter and no-kill pet advocacy group seeking assistance to help with pets, following the onset of the storm, and has created a page on its website specific to Hurricane Harvey-related needs.
One of the most compelling photos coming out of the Harvey disaster is that of a room of elderly residents at a Dickinson, TX, nursing home sitting in waist-deep flood water. The photo went viral and spurred a quicker rescue action for the facility.