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Hurricane Harvey: How to Help Storm Victims

As rescuers scramble to save people from catastrophic flooding, you can do your part without even leaving your couch.
Jennifer Bryant
Jennifer Bryant looks over the debris from her family business destroyed by Hurricane Harvey Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017, in Katy, Texas.David J. Phillip / AP

Harvey has devastated communities across southeast Texas and Louisiana since slamming the coastline late Friday and making landfall again Wednesday — ripping apart homes, deluging highways and knocking out power for hundreds of thousands.

As rescuers scramble to save people from catastrophic flooding, you can help as well. Here are the organizations providing urgent relief and essential services during what the National Weather Service has called an "unprecedented" natural disaster:


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American Red Cross

The humanitarian organization is opening shelters, sending supplies and putting volunteers in place around Texas. You can donate money online or text "HARVEY" to 90999 to chip in $10. If you want to volunteer, read this.


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Austin Pets Alive!

The organization says it has transported over 235 animals to its shelter since Saturday morning. How can you lend a hand? Make a donation, foster or adopt a pet, or volunteer. Find out more here.

Catholic Charities USA

Coastal Bend Disaster Recovery Group

Driscoll Children's Hospital

The hospital cares for kids in the Corpus Christi area. Learn about Driscoll's services here. You can make a donation here.

Feeding Texas

The state network of food banks is accepting donations.

Global Giving

The crowdfunding site is trying to reach a $2 million relief fund goal. You can contribute here.

Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund

Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner established the donation fund through the Greater Houston Community Foundation. Online donations are accepted here.

Salvation Army

Save the Children

The organization's emergency responders are on the ground and ready to help. You can donate to its relief fund here.

South Texas Blood & Tissue Center

Blood donors are urgently needed as the state deals with severe injuries and strained resources. The South Texas Blood and Tissue Center website appeared to be down Monday afternoon — but you can find a blood drive at this page.

Children walk near downed power lines and fallen trees left in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017, in Victoria, Texas.Charlie Riedel / AP

Southeast Texas Food Bank

The food bank, which is based in Beaumont, is accepting online donations here.

Southern Baptist Disaster Relief

The group has sent lots of supplies — rolled roofing, mold removal tools — and deployed volunteers. You can learn more and donate here.

The SPCA of Texas

The SPCA is asking for volunteers for helping with sheltering or transporting animals displaced because of the storm. Visit the Houston SPCA for more information or contribute a monetary donation here.

Texas Diaper Bank

The organization is sending out relief kits for babies, young kids, the elderly and disabled. You can donate here.