Hurricane Harvey made landfall in Texas Friday night, pounding the city of Houston with unprecedented rainfalls, and leaving more than 300,000 people without power. At least two fatalities have been reported, according to the Associated Press.
With flooding excpected to continue in parts of Texas over the next few days, according to the Weather Channel, thousands of people in the path of the storm will likely need help from the rest of the country. Here are some organizations where you can donate:
The American Red Cross
The American Red Cross, which is providing shelters , supplies and volunteers in areas impacted the storm, has a donation button dedicated specifically to helping Harvey victims on its website. The minimum online donation is $10. The organization also wrote on Twitter that those who want to donate can do so by calling 1-800-RED CROSS or texting Harvey to the number 90999.
The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army has been responding to the storm to help those in need and is accepting donations specifically for Harvey victims, according to its website. Like the American Red Cross, those who want to donate have the option to do so online, via telephone, or via text message.
Save the Children
Save the Children, an international organization devoted to protecting children all over the globe, has established “child-friendly” spaces in evacuation centers in Texas and is also providing food and water. Donations can be made on the organization’s website, and $25 donations can be made by texting “hurricane” to the number 20222.
The Dallas Foundation
The Dallas Foundation, an organization that connects donors with philanthropic opportunities, has established a relief fund specifically for Hurricane Harvey. The money will go to non-profits helping the victims of the storm. Opportunities to donate can be found here.
The house and apartment rental site is waiving service fees for those seeking shelter from Harvey between Aug. 23 and Sept. 1, and is pairing evacuees with homeowners who will take them in. The list of housing sites can be found on the company’s website.