Relief efforts for those affected by Hurricane Harvey are underway, even as the storm continues to wreak havoc in Texas. A large and complicated rescue operation is underway in Houston as floodwaters continue to rise, fed by unrelenting rain.
So far, there’s no end in sight.
More than 2 feet of rain have already fallen in Houston, and the city may see another 2 feet in the next few days, Business Insider reported. Texans were about halfway through the worst of the storm on Monday, but devastating flooding is likely to continue. Tens of thousands of people could be driven from their homes as a result.
Americans wanting to pitch in from afar can donate to organizations such as the Red Cross that are providing disaster assistance to victims affected by Harvey, which made landfall as a Category 4 hurricane but has been downgraded to a tropical storm.
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The American Red Cross is accepting donations on its website. You can also text HARVEY to 90999 to donate $10.
“The Red Cross, born of a desire to bring assistance without discrimination to the wounded on the battlefield, endeavors—in its international and national capacity—to prevent and alleviate human suffering wherever it may be found. Its purpose is to protect life and health and to ensure respect for the human being. It promotes mutual understanding, friendship, cooperation and lasting peace amongst all peoples.”
When a hurricane or tropical storm strikes, your donation helps the Red Cross provide shelter, food and comfort to families.
The Red Cross said Sunday that it had set up 34 shelters in Texas, where the hurricane hit the Texas coast Friday, sending wind, rain and roaring floodwaters across parts of the state. The Red Cross is also helping those affected by Harvey with hundreds of trained volunteers providing meals and shelter for victims, including enough cots and blankets to support more than 20,000 people.
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