#PrayForTexas - How To Help

Posted on 28 August 2017

photo via nytimes.com

 

"Hurricane Harvey is the strongest storm to make landfall in the United States since Charley in 2004" - cnn.com

 

Friday morning, hurricane Harvey (category 4) made landfall in Texas. The storm has left over 30,000 people without homes and 450,000 people affected. The continuos flooding and rain threatens the lives of many people and animals.

Unfortunately, we have no idea when the effects of the storm will end. According to CNN.com numbers reported will change every 30 minutes. There are so many people and animals that need are help. You can help even if you don't live in Texas or the areas that were affected.

photo via nytimes.com

Dusk in Houston’s Meyerland area on Sunday night. Credit Alyssa Schukar for The New York Times 

 

photo via nytimes.com

HERE'S WAYS TO HELP

 

Here's a list of local organizations and reputable nonprofits based in Texas that are in need of donations.

Texas Diaper Bank  - providing diapers and other necessary baby supplies to families. This is very important because this is generally not something that disaster relief organizations are prepared to help with
Coastal Bend Disaster Recovery Group - A local disaster relief group providing help to the areas most affected in Texas
   
Here's a list of local organizations and reputable nonprofits based in Texas to help animals in need
 
Austin Pets Alive! - providing shelter for pets displaced by Harvey, including animals evacuated from shelters on the coast 

stay updated by following and click here to follow @austinpetsalive on instagram
Austin Wildlife Rescue - helping wild animals injured or displaced by flooding in Central Texas
@urgentdogsofmiami providing us with more information below ⤵️  - swipe to see all the images
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You can also make to donations to Direct Relief International - a non-profit who help people recover from disasters. Click here to see all the ways you could help.
 
 

Please help our friends in #Texas affected by #HurricaneHarvey. Many organizations have taken in homeless pets from shelters in Harvey's path & family pets displaced by Harvey, & they need our help. Our friends at @austinpetsalive have taken in over 200 pets, and they are in URGENT NEED OF FINANCIAL DONATIONS to cover the cost of housing and feeding these pets. We have provided a link on our bio page to make a tax-deductible donation to #AustinPetsAlive to help them continue saving the lives of our furry friends in need. Every dollar makes a difference. They are maxed out with in-kind donations, so they just need financial help at this time to keep their emergency rescue operation going. Also, if you want to be reminded that there are awesome people in this world (& especially in Austin!), click #APAHarvey to see how many people in Austin rushed to APA to foster their existing pets, so they could make room at their center for Hurricane Harvey victims! Additionally, organizations like the #AmericanRedCross & Direct Relief International @directrelief are providing critical support on the front lines of this disaster, so they can definitely use your support. Sending all of our love & gratitude to the brave first responders & citizens who have stepped up to rescue victims of this storm (swipe left for more pics). Thanks in advance to all of you for sharing this message & supporting these organizations. #Harvey #hurricaneharveyfoster #APAHarvey #Houston #Austin #corpuschristi #hurricaneharveyrescue

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DONATIONS TO ISHINE365

for those based in Miami, we are accepting donations at our HQ (@ishine365_miami)  to be sent to Texas.
donations can be dropped off at 7292 nw 1st ct 33150, we are open Monday - Friday from 10am - 6pm and Saturdays from 10am - 5pm

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