Help Hurricane Victims With Local Relief Efforts
Ten-month-old Astro Arriaga sleeps in a Red Cross Shelter in Victoria, Texas.
Photo by Daniel Cima for The American Red Cross
The threat from Hurricane Harvey is far from over, as extremely dangerous flooding continues in Texas and parts of Louisiana. Getting help in some areas will be challenging for some time due to devastating floodwaters and closed roads. This is a heartbreaking and challenging situation for those in the storm’s path, and the American Red Cross is working around the clock to provide safe shelter and comfort for the hundreds of thousands of people impacted by this disaster.
How You Can Help
Americans are generous and want to do everything they can to help after a disaster. Unfortunately, collecting and sending food, clothing and other household items often does more harm than good. Instead, the best way to support disaster victims is with a financial donation.
The Red Cross depends on financial donations to be able to provide disaster relief immediately. Help people affected by Hurricane Harvey by visiting redcross.org, calling 1-800-REDCROSS or texting the word HARVEY to 90999 to make a $10 donation.
Additional Local Efforts
Throughout the month of September, the Harris Teeter invites their shoppers to place a monetary donation in the donation boxes at its in-store Starbucks locations. One-hundred percent of proceeds from the in-store campaign will be donated to American Red Cross which supports the affected communities by providing relief supplies, emergency response units, personnel and support for long-term reconstruction.
The Salvation Army of Wake County is also seeking donations for relief efforts. You can donate via one of these four channels:
- Online: helpsalvationarmy.org
- Donate by phone: 1-800-SAL-ARMY
- Mail checks to: The Salvation Army PO BOX 1959 Atlanta, GA 30301 Please designate 'Hurricane Harvey' on all checks.
- To receive a donation link via text: Text STORM to 51555
Sources: American Red Cross, Harris Teeter, Salvation Army of Wake County