Here are several organizations and coordinated efforts coming to the aid of Texans:
The American Red Cross is encouraging people to donate money on its website or to text 90999 to donate $10. The organization is also asking for volunteers.
The crowdfunding website Global Giving is trying to raise $5 million to provide “food, water, and medicine in addition to longer-term recovery assistance” to Harvey’s victims. Through Saturday afternoon, it had raised more than $2.25 million from 22,421 donors.
Save the Children is collecting donations via its website, and providing supplies and play areas at shelters for infants and toddlers. Donors can also text “Hurricane” to 20222 to donate $25 via their phone bill. The Texas Diaper Bank is also assisting people with small children.
The crowdfunding service GoFundMe also has highlighted stories of people who are suffering as a result of Harvey.
Airbnb has waived fees for people affected by Harvey who check in through Sept. 25. It’s also connecting people who need a place to stay with people who are offering space free.
Members of the Nguyen family return to their home for the first time since Harvey floodwaters arrived in north western Houston, Texas August 31, 2017. REUTERS/Rick Wilking (Rick Wilking/Reuters)
Recovery, rescues and cleanup in Texas after Hurricane Harvey