Texans Need Our Help Like Never Before!
We cannot even imagine what Texans are going through right now! What would you do if this was your neighborhood in the above picture? You have to take care of your children, dogs, and worry about family and friends. This is not their fault! Texans need out help! Do you remember Katrina? I do and Texas took in more people than any other state, please help them now. I have some suggestions from Television websites but please make for sure you are donating to people that are going to help. This is the time for scammers, the worst of the worst so please be careful who you donate to. America please come together and help these people now, show everyone how strong we are when needed!! The bottom of this post shows ways to check any agency you are thinking about donating to first.
I am updating this with George R Brown center which is temporarily housing people. They need volunteers and donations. Please visit HERE for more information and sites they recommend.
I have to admit this is not my favorite just because of their overhead costs but it is a legitimate charity!
The South Texas Blood and Tissue Center is in critical need of blood donations. Find your nearest blood bank.
San Antonio Food Bank can always use donations but now it is critical!
Salvation Army is my of my personal favorites because I know most of the money goes to help the people, not on overhead.
Check for a local group in your area that is sending volunteers.
The Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund set up by Houston’s mayor, Sylvester Turner, and administered by the Greater Houston Community Foundation.
The Texas Diaper Bank in San Antonio.
The city’s animal shelters are taking in evacuees’ pets.
San Antonio Pets Alive! is asking for monetary donations. Donations can be made on their website.
As of 5:30 p.m. Friday, ACS received 42 dogs and 29 cats. I am sure the number is a lot higher by now.
GoFundMe has created a page with all of its Harvey-related campaigns.
Airbnb is waiving service fees for those affected by the disaster and checking in between Aug. 23 and Sept. 1, and can guide users in creating a listing where their home is offered to victims free.
YouCaring has a fund-raising page set up by J. J. Watt of the Houston Texans with a goal of $1 million.
GlobalGiving’s Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund supports local organizations by helping with “immediate needs for food, fuel, clean water, hygiene products and shelter.
Before you donate to a charity, make sure you know where your aid is going. The Center for International Disaster Information recommends checking with a charity monitoring organization like GiveWell, Charity Navigator, Charity Watch, or the Better Business Bureau before donating. Here is an article about donating safely, it is a must read before donating.
Make sure your donation is secure by going through an organization’s official website or sending a check in the mail. Charity Navigator says you should never donate over the phone, email or unknown social media pages, as these are easier for scammers to target.
Most of the above information was found on ABC 13 out of Houston.