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How to help Texas Hurricane Harvey Victims

Have you been inspired to act after viewing the footage from the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey? It can feel so close to home, but so far away when it comes to finding a tangible way to make a difference. Here is a guide to Texas charities and national charities that are coordinating disaster relief efforts for those in need.

Texas Charities

Grocery chain H-E-B plans to donate $100,000 toward Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. Customers at H-E-B, Central Market, and Joe V's Smart Shop stores across Texas have the opportunity to support victims through donations of $1, $3, or $5, which can be added to their total grocery bill.

Texas Diaper Bank
Did you know that diapers are not provided by disaster relief agencies? The Texas Diaper Bank is collecting monetary and diaper donations to provide emergency diaper kits to displaced families.

Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund
Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner established this fund, administered by the Greater Houston Community Foundation, a 501(c)(3) public charity.

United Way of Greater Houston, Flood Relief Fund
Text UWFLOOD to 41444

Houston Food Bank

Food Bank of Corpus Christi

Carter BloodCare
Call 877-571-1000 or text DONATE4LIFE to 444-999

Houston Humane Society

San Antonio Humane Society

National Charities

American Red Cross
To make a financial donation, visit the website, call 1.800.RED CROSS or text HARVEY to 90999 to make a $10 donation for those in need.

This organization takes medicine and supplies to survivors.

Catholic Charities of USA
Visit CCUSA's disaster-specific website or text 71777 to make a donation.

Global Giving
Visit their website or text HARVEY to 80100 to donate $10 to Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund.

Salvation Army
Visit their website, call 1.800.SAL ARMY, or text STORM to 51555 to donate.

How To Avoid a Scam

Do your research before giving money to an organization! If you're looking to give a tax-deductible donation, look for a 501(c)(3) charitable organization for your gift. Charity Navigator identifies worthy charities and offers a list of organizations that are responding in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.

By Kristin Novotny
August 29, 2017
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