Hurricane Harvey is spreading his devastating blows across Texas, as well as other southern states. Classified as a Category 3, now 4 Category storm, It is the first major hurricane to score a direct hit on the United States in 12 years. In the wake of its destruction, numerous lives have been lost and homes have been demolished. Leaving families, not only homeless with only the clothes on their backs, but at the mercy of the storm. Some have been fortunate enough to find refuge amongst churches, and individuals accepting those escaping Harvey. However, there are still people trapped in the wake of the flooding and In need of emergency assistance. It absolutely breaks my heart to see so much destruction and sa/dness. I'll like to help as much as I can. On social media platforms, I see kind hearts helping them in their time of need. By either giving them somewhere to stay, sending aid to them (such as rescuing), or donating to the charities who can directly help. I urge you to please donate! Any amount will help someone get back on their feet!
Additional Ways to Help!
Listed below are several organizations and coordinated efforts to save lives of the resident Texans.
- Global Giving: They are attempting to reach $2 million dollars in order to supply water, food, medicine, etc..
- GoFundMe: Individuals who personally have, or are suffering from the effects of The Storm have posted their stories here.
- Airbnb: Wonderful people offering places to stay for free
- The Texas Diaper Bank: Offering assistance to people with small children
- The SPCA
Both organizations are offering aid to displaced pets
US Coast Guard Houston Command Center
If there is someone in need of rescuing, please call (if possible) the Sector Houston Command Center. It is reccomended to stay calm and to reach higher ground, preferably the roof. To alert the rescuers of yoru location, wave towels, or sheets in the air. Something to indicate where you are located to be noticed by air.
Thank you so much