How to Help Victims of Hurricane Harvey

28 August 2017  
Want to help the victims of Hurricane Harvey? 

Editor's Note: Information on this page is likely to be updated.

The flooding in Texas and Louisiana is catastrophic, with potentially hundreds of thousands of victims. And the difficulties are not likely to recede with the waters. Mold and structural damage to homes will be an issue, just as it was in Katrina. And, according to Prime Insurance Agency, only 15-20% of the homeowners in the affected areas have flood insurance

Law enforcement has been working tirelessly to rescue those affected by the floods - even cattle: 

Biggest need? Cash. 

As always, Arizonans are ready to step up to the plate with donations and volunteer efforts. 

Right now, these non-profit organizations need cash more than anything else. If you would like to help, and follow the recovery efforts, here are links to several well-known organizations.  (BTW, the Arizona Red Cross has already sent 23 disaster workers to the area. Water is being taken to the victims and evacuation shelters are set up and organized.)

It is important to be careful to make your donations to organizations that are legitimate. After a disaster, scammers often try to take advantage of the situation and collect funds for fraudulent purposes. 

Red Cross: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Donate
Or, call 1-800-RED CROSS or text HARVEY to 90999 to make a $10 donation.
Billy Graham Rapid Response Team Website | Facebook | Twitter | Donate
Samaritan’s Purse Website | Facebook | Twitter | Donate | Volunteer
Catholic Charities Website | Facebook | Twitter | Donate
Or, text CCUSADISASTER to 71777 to donate.

Salvation Army Website | Facebook | Twitter | Donate
United Way Website | Facebook | Twitter | Donate
Or text UWFLOOD to 41444.

For more information: 

Hurricane news from the Weather Channel
Harris County Sheriff’s Office Twitter


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Lynne LaMaster

Lynne LaMaster is the Founder and Editor of the eNewsAZ Network of websites. She asks a lot of questions! In her spare time, she loves photography, cooking and hanging out with her family.