At VIP Movers and Storage, our thoughts and prayers are with the millions of victims of Hurricane Harvey. Instead of our usual blog post, this week, we’ll post about the best ways to help:
American Red Cross
The American Red Cross is the largest relief organization. You can donate on their website. You can also donate blood at a number of locations nationwide.
Charity Navigator recommends:
If you’re looking for a local charity to support in the wake of Hurricane Harvey please consider Houston Food Bank, Food Bank of Corpus Christi, Houston Humane Society, Houston SPCA, or San Antonio Humane Society. These highly-rated organizations are located in the most-affected areas and are providing support to individuals and animals.
NPR compiled a list of food banks. We will be working with the Houston Food Bank to deliver food.
Food Bank of the Golden Crescent (Victoria)
Southeast Texas Food Bank (Beaumont)
Brazos Valley Food Bank (Bryan)
Central Texas Food Bank (Austin)
You can also donate to the L.G.B.T.Q. Disaster Relief Fund, who helps “rebuild their lives through counseling, case management, direct assistance with shelf stable food, furniture, housing and more.”
Organizations have nearly all requested that people donate cash rather than clothing or other goods, simply because cash is so much easier to distribute.
Unfortunately for the residents of the hurricane stricken areas, relief and recovery will be a long-term endeavor. Monthly donations are always welcome. If you aren’t in a position to donate right now, you can donate at a later time.
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