How YOU Can Help Those Displaced By Hurricane Harvey

UPDATE [Tuesday Sept 5, 2017]: FEMA is now offering temporary jobs to those affected by Hurricane Harvey. See job listings here.

 

“This is a landmark event for Texas,” said FEMA Administrator Brock Long. “Texas has never seen an event like this.” FEMA officials are predicting Harvey will drive 30,000 people into shelters and spur 450,000 to seek some sort of disaster assistance.

Over the weekend, Houston got 25 inches of rain, more than half of its annual rainfall. That number could double this week. A total of 34.36 inches of rainfall that fell in southeastern Harris county from early Friday morning through early Monday morning.

At one point, the National Weather Service reported Hurricane Harvey packed 130mph winds at landfall near Rockport, Texas.

CNN is reporting that Dallas is opening a “mega-shelter” capable of accommodating 5,000 evacuees at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center by Tuesday morning.

Donald Trump is scheduled to visit Texas Tuesday.

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How can you help those displaced by this devastating storm?

The American Red Cross tweeted this out on how YOU can help:

 

The Salvation Army is also lending a helping hand:

Here are a list of local charities in Texas that are receiving donations and dispursing resources directly to Hurricane Harvey victims. See here.

Comedian Kevin Hart took to social media to challenge some of his wealthiest celebrity friends to go beyond simply posting to social media but actually making a donation toward efforts to help Houston. He tagged Beyonce and Jay-Z, The Rock, Steve Harvey, and Dave Chappelle just to name a few. Check out the video below:

 

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