Want to lend a helping hand to Texans in need, but don't know where to start? Here are just a few ways you can make a difference in the aftermath of the destructive storm.
1. DONATE TO THE TEXAS DIAPER BANK.
The Texas Diaper Bank is requesting money and diaper donations to provide displaced families with emergency diaper kits. (Diapers often aren’t provided by disaster relief agencies.) Visit their donation page here.
2. LIST YOUR HOME ON AIRBNB.
Airbnb has waived service fees for evacuees who check in before September 1, 2017, and the site is also connecting people in need with volunteer hosts. Find a place to stay, or offer your space for free here.
3. LEND YOUR TIME, MONEY, AND EXTRA PET SUPPLIES TO RESCUE ANIMALS.
Austin Pets Alive—which has rescued hundreds of abandoned and shelter pets from flood-stricken areas—currently needs money, dog and cat fosters able to keep animals through adoption, and supplies like cat litter, large plastic or metal bins, and liquid laundry soap. For more information, click here.
4. DONATE TO A LOCAL FOOD BANK.
5. GIVE BLOOD.
6. DONATE TO THE SALVATION ARMY.
The Salvation Army will offer both immediate and long-term disaster relief for Hurricane Harvey victims. Make a single donation here, or arrange to make a recurring monthly donation.
7. BROWSE GOFUNDME FOR CREATIVE WAYS TO DONATE.
8. HELP OUT DISASTER RESPONSE GROUP PORTLIGHT.
9. BUY A COLORING BOOK.
Contribute to the Texas Library Association’s Disaster Relief Fund for libraries damaged by the storm. Donate here, or purchase a TLA coloring book instead. A set of two costs $10, and all proceeds benefit the relief fund.
10. GIVE MONEY TO THE RED CROSS.
Text the word HARVEY to 90999 to make a $10 donation. You can also visit redcross.org, or call 1- 800-RED CROSS.