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Texas Hospitality Sets Up Hurricane Relief Site

Hurricane Harvey made landfall Friday, August 25 with its bands of thunderstorms pounding the southeastern portion of Texas – hitting Houston and the surrounding coastline. Only in recent hours has the rain stopped long enough for residents and business owners to assess damage and make a plan.

Many restaurants are closed and their employees unable to work. We will update this page as we receive more valuable information from our knowledgeable insurance partners and health department colleagues. In the meantime, please use the following links to find out how you can help.

How to Help

United Way of Greater Houston has set up a relief fund that people can donate to. The organization said its first priority is shelter and basic needs like food. The organization said it will also focus on long-term recovery efforts.

Anyone can give directly to the American Red Cross by calling 1-800-RED CROSS or texting HARVEY to 90999 to make a $10 donation. You can find open shelters at this link.

The Salvation Army is traveling across Texas with a fleet of 44 mobile kitchens, delivering meals to those in need. Donations can be made by calling 1-800-SAL-ARMY or texting STORM to 51555.

The South Texas Blood and Tissue Center is in desparate need of blood donations. The agency specifically asked for O negative and O positive blood. Visit their site or call 210-731-5590 for information.

Residents in Bastrop County can reach out to the Bastrop County Long-Term Recovery Team for help.

San Antonio residents who want to give items can drop them off at the District 8 Office. Hurricane victims are in need of food, diapers, baby formula, pet supplies, hygiene products and unused clothing. NO used clothing will be accepted under any circumstances.

Pets affected by Hurricane Harvey are being taken in by animal shelters across Texas, including the SPCA of TexasAustin Pets Alive and the San Antonio Humane Society. The Houston Humane Society is also available, with limited staff.

Other organizations that are accepting donations for disaster relief include the Texas Diaper Bank, and Driscoll Children’s Hospital in Corpus Christi.

Author: MRA
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