Coastal Texas received more than 50 inches of rain since Hurricane Harvey made landfall last week. High powered winds and extreme flooding have devastated the Lone Star state, especially the Houston metropolitan area where several million people live. It is expected that over 30,000 Texans will be displaced into shelters as flooding continues.
Numerous organizations have established relief programs that Global Citizens can donate to. Below are a list of some of the most in need:
American RedCross: This longstanding relief organization is establishing shelters, dristributing food, and providing emergency medical services throughout Texas. You can dontate here.
Houston Food Bank: This foodbacnk services one of the hardest-hit urban centers in Texas. You can donate here.
Coastal Bend Disaster Recovery Group: This grassroots organization is working to address the long-term effects of the storm. You can donate or volunteer here.
Catholic Charities USA: This Catholic relief group is working to address short and long-term hurricane damage. You can donate here.
Save the Children: This emergency response team is dedicated to assisting children and families affected by the hurricane. You can donate here.
Texas Diaper Bank: This organization provides diapers and other child care necessities to those with young children. You can donate here.
Driscoll Children’s Hospital: This Corpus Christi based medical center focuses on assisting young children with storm related injuries. You can donate here.
Portlight: This non-profit helps people with disabilities receive proper relief aid in Texas. You can donate here.
Coalition for the Homeless of Houston/Harris County: This community organization is dedicated to finding relief for homeless victims of the storm. You can dontate here.
SPCA of Texas: Large shelter organization dedicated to assisting the often overlooked non-human victims of natural disasters. You can donate here.
Austin Pets Alive: Specifically working to evacuate pets from flooded areas. You can donate here.
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