It's not a hurricane anymore but there are thousands of people in need of rescue. The flood waters in and around Houston continue to rise as more rains come. Rescuers are coming from all states including South Carolina and Georgia. People are bringing their own boats to take people out of their flooded homes and get them to safety. It's remarkable to watch.
If you want to help The Red Cross you can
- Call 1 800 RED CROSS
- Donate online at redcross.org
- TEXT the word HARVEY to 90999 to make a $10 donation (you can do this as many times as you want)
Facebook is also lending support by activating its "Safety Check" feature. It enables those impacted by the storm to assure loved ones they are safe.
Online hospitality service Airbnb is offering urgent accommodations and waiving lodging fees for Texas Residents.
Find other verified charities HERE
SAVANNAH RESPONDS: Savannah Responds is a community philanthropic organization dedicated to assisting those in need. It was started more than 55 years ago by former Chatham County Commissioner Pete Liakakis.
Savannah Responds wants to fill an 18-wheeler with donated items, to include: bottled water, cleaning items, body wipes, waterless shampoo, baby items - formula, bottles, etc., clothes for all ages, toys and games for kids of all ages, non-perishable food items, paper products such as toilet paper, paper towels, tissues, etc., pet food and other pet supplies, sheets, blankets, pillows, sunscreen, batteries, bug spray, mops, brooms, trash bags and anything else you can think of that will survive the ride - nothing flammable please (including containers of gas, etc). Once full the truck heads to South Texas.
You can donate through between 9am and 7pm at 1711 Dean Forest Rd. It's about a mile north of I-16, next to Smitty's and across from Westside Transmission. They've already filled on truck and are working on more! The organization also needs some volunteers to man the donation station. You can find out more info HERE.