Hurricane Harvey

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There are many things to know before you donate to help the relief of Harvey

The flooding and devastation caused by Harvey has not stopped since it made landfall Friday night. Home have been destroyed and thousands have been displaced.

There are many who feel compelled to help the afflicted in any way they can.

If you plan on donating to Harvey relief here are some things you should consider.

 

Red Cross:

The Red Cross has been organizing shelters to aide families displaced by the storm.

They rely on monetary donations to provide immediate relief.

Use this link to donate or  text the word HARVEY to 90999 to make a $10 donation. 

The Red Cross in Texas has also asked people to volunteer

They announced Friday that they would be training volunteers at their shelters through a “fast=track” course. The Salvation Army also announced it would be accepting volunteers to hand out supplies and food at shelters. Check for a local group in your area that is sending volunteers.

 

USAID CIDI:

USAID is the U.S. Agency for International Development Office, and the CIDI is the Center for International Disaster Information.

Their mission is to guide and inform the public, including religious and community groups; diaspora; embassies; non-profits; corporations; businesses and governmental organizations about the most effective ways to support international disaster relief and recovery.

They have released a detailed guide on the steps you should take to donate responsibly.

 

 
Other charities to donate to include:

What to watch out for:

Before you donate, it is important to know where your aide is going.

By using organizations like GiveWellCharity NavigatorCharity Watch, or the Better Business Bureau, you can make sure you know your money is being used to help.

 

 

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