Texas Floods & Hurricane Harvey Relief Donations

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Tropical storm Harvey from the International Space Station
Photo from NASA


From Carl Lunak, Emergency Manager 
Northshore Emergency Management Coalition

In response to numerous inquiries from our community Northshore Emergency Management Coalition is providing the following recommendations for relief donations for those impacted by Hurricane Harvey.
 
  • Red Cross: The Red Cross depends on financial donations to help provide immediate relief. Text the word HARVEY to 90999 to make a $10 donation. You can also visit redcross.org or call 1- 800-RED CROSS.
  • United Way: text UWFLOOD to 41444 to donate to the United Way Flood Relief Fund.
  • Salvation Army: Donations to support The Salvation Army's Hurricane Harvey relief efforts can be made at helpsalvationarmy.org or by calling 1-800-SAL-ARMY. 

Donate cash, not supplies:

Most charities prefer monetary donations instead of supplies. These are more flexible and cause less of a strain on the charity, allowing them to help more.

USAID explains, "Unlike material donations, cash involves no transportation costs, shipping delays, or customs fees. It also enables relief organizations to spend more time providing aid by spending less time managing goods."



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