How to help the victims of Hurricane Harvey

I write these posts all too often as catastrophe strikes, and it’s heart breaking. Here’s how you can help those in need.

You may not recognize Scarecrow from the “The Wizard of Oz” without his costume, but here he is, Ray Bolger…

Donate to the Red Cross.

Mission Statement
The American Red Cross prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors.​
 
Vision Statement

The American Red Cross, through its strong network of volunteers, donors and partners, is always there in times of need. We aspire to turn compassion into action so that…

…all people affected by disaster across the country and around the world receive care, shelter and hope;

…our communities are ready and prepared for disasters;

…everyone in our country has access to safe, lifesaving blood and blood products;

…all members of our armed services and their families find support and comfort whenever needed; and

…in an emergency, there are always trained individuals nearby, ready to use their Red Cross skills to save lives.

Source: The American Red Cross

An update from the New York Times:

Donations to the Red Cross for those affected by Harvey can be made online or text HARVEY to 90999.

Donations to the Salvation Army can be made online.

Catholic Charities is accepting donations online or text CCUSADISASTER to 71777 to donate.

Airbnb is waiving all service fees for those affected by the disaster and checking in between Aug. 23 and Sept. 1.

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