How to donate to Hurricane Harvey victims (and avoid a scam)

01 September, 2017, 02:09 | Author: Kelly Sanders
  • Houston relief efforts: How to vet charities before you give

"After they complete their training, they will be put on a list and when their deployment possibilities match up with what they need is in Texas or Louisiana then we will notify them", said Kimball.

- The Texas Diaper Bank in San Antonio is asking for diapers and wipes, which can be dropped off in person or mailed to 5415 Bandera Road, Suite 504, San Antonio, Texas 78238.

Bullock says the disaster should bring all Americans together. When you give, it's important to keep that history in mind. The organization will also continue to work with the local American Red Cross chapter on future disaster preparedness initiatives that potentially could impact Northern California.

Verify the trustworthiness of soliciting relief organizations by visiting to access free reports that specify if the charity meets the 20 BBB standards for charity accountability.

Both spokespeople added that further relief efforts are also appreciated if possible. I wish I could answer your question, but it's not something I have visibility on in the role that I play in this organization.

The relief organisation confirmed the news, "This is an incredible gift".

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GoFundMe has a special page for Hurricane Harvey pleas for charities, individuals and families.

To sustain that kind of support, the Red Cross needs help in the form of extra volunteers, blood donations and financial contributions.

Donations can made on the IICF Hurricane Harvey Disaster Relief Fund website.

According to Combs' social media posts, he was sent to Houston but has stayed in Dallas as flooded roads made it hard for volunteers to get in or out of Houston, the nation's fourth largest city.

If getting your money to Houston or another community fast is your top concern, make online donations with a credit card or a debit card.

Mittendorf also cautions that giving through crowdfunding can mean that intermediaries skim fees that might otherwise go to disaster relief or another cause you support. Even credit card donations have processing fees.


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