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Ways You Can Help The Victims Of Hurricane Harvey

Seeing the pictures of Houston and feeling helpless? Here are some ways to get involved in the relief efforts, immediately and in the future.

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1. Donate Your Money

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If you are in a position where you have disposable income, donating money to the relief efforts in Houston and the surrounding areas will certainly help. There are a number of vetted organizations who will use your donation to help those affected by Harvey. Here are just a few, but wherever you choose to donate, make sure you do your research. The Better Business Bureau and Charity Navigator are great first resources in making sure your donation is being used honestly.

Check with your company's HR department to see if they will match your donation! Or check Twitter to see if a celebrity will match your donation! Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Jack Antonoff are two of many celebs doing just that!

A Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund Set Up by the Mayor of Houston

Donate Directly to the Salvation Army's Harvey Relief Fund

Donate to United Way Houston's Storm Recovery Fund

2. Donate Items

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Do you have some non-perishable food items you could donate? Or maybe your company has some overstock they could donate. Maybe you've got diapers, baby wipes, or baby food to spare. Maybe all three. Regardless, if you have some essentials you could give, here are a few ways to go about doing that.

The Texas Diaper Bank is Collecting Baby Essentials

Donate Food, Water, or Money to the Houston Food Bank

Donate Food, Water, or Money to the Food Bank of Corpus Christi

3. Donate Your Time


Maybe you don't have any extra money or items to give. That's okay, and it doesn't mean you can't help! Right now, and in the days and months ahead, it will be volunteers that rebuild Houston and build up its residents. If you have time, you have a lot to give.

The Red Cross is Looking for Volunteers

Volunteer Houston is Finding Volunteers from All Over

The Houston and San Antonio Humane Society Need Your Help

Find a Volunteer Organization in Your Area through NVOAD

4. Donate Your Space

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Do you have a guest room? Or maybe you have a finished basement with some comfy couches or air mattresses. Or maybe you just have a couch in your living room. If you have extra space in your home, Airbnb will help you list it as a free "rental" to people seeking shelter from Harvey. This one is a win-win! You're helping keep someone safe, housed, and fed, and you get a new friend!

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