How to help Harvey evacuees
Tropical Storm Harvey has impacted the lives of many in South East Texas after making landfall Friday evening.
The storm was classified as a Category 4 hurricane and the aftermath is leaving many without the necessary supplies they need.
Many Texans have asked what they can do to help in this time of need. Below is a running list of organizations that are looking for volunteers and collecting supplies.
- Texas TEGNA stations are raising money for the American Red Cross, Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. All donations are tax deductible. You can donate through the WFAA website
- Salvation Army
- Catholic Charities USA
- Trusted World
- Salvation Army
- National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster has a list of organizations looking for volunteers
- Trusted World is looking for the following supplies: New underwear and socks (all sizes), non-perishable food, toiletries, feminine hygiene products, baby diapers, wipes and formula
- SPCA of Texas is looking for the following supplies: cat litter, litter boxes, towels, blankets, large wire crates, toys, treats, pet beds, newspaper and gas gift cards. In-kind donations can be brought to the SPCA of Texas' Jan Rees-Jones Animal Care Center in Dallas or the SPCA of Texas' Russell H. Perry Animal Care Center in McKinney
- Hurricane Harvey Helpers' Facebook page has a list of needed supplies
- Goodwill is accepting donations at its Fort-Worth locations, when you drop them off, say they are for Harvey victims
*City officials ask that you don't take items directly to the shelters because they don't have storage or staffing at this time.
- Carter BloodCare donations is looking for blood donations. Visit their website to find a location nearest to you
- AirBNB is providing an outlet for Harvey evacuees to find accommodation at no cost. If you or someone you know has a home or room they can offer up, please see their website for details. All service fees are waived for those affected by the disaster and checking in between August 23, 2017 and September 01, 2017
- Pet Resort Dallas is willing to board Harvey evacuees and their pets until they reach max capacity at their location near Dallas- Love Field Airport. All they require is for your pet to be up-to-date with his or her shots. If they aren't, they have set up for those guests to be examined and re-vaccinated by the mobile vet (Park Cities House Call Vet) they use