How to contribute to Hurricane Harvey relief efforts

Hurricane Harvey devastated Texas over the weekend, bringing catastrophic flooding to Houston and other cities in the southeast portion of the state.

Thousands of people have been forced to evacuate their homes, while others remain stranded.

Here are some ways that you can help.

American Red Cross

The American Red Cross is helping people affected by Harvey in Texas, providing food and shelter to those who have been forced out of their homes.

Click here to make an online donation.

To donate by phone or to get assistance with your donation, call 1-800-HELP-NOW.

To donate by mail, complete the required donation request form by printing and sending to:

American Red Cross

PO Box 37839

Boone, IA 50037

Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund

Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner established a relief fund for flood victims.

The Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund will accept tax-deductible flood relief donations. The fund is administered by the Greater Houston Community Foundation.

Click here to donate.

Salvation Army

The Salvation Army is also providing food and water to relief workers and volunteers.

Click here to make an online donation.

To donate by mail, send a check to:

The Salvation Army

PO Box 1959

Atlanta, GA 30301

Please designate "Hurricane Harvey" on all checks.

To donate by phone, call 1-800-SAL-ARMY.

Catholic Charities USA

According to its website, Catholic Charities USA is the official domestic relief agency of the U.S. Catholic Church and is asking for donations to ensure the delivery of compassionate care and support to individuals affected by disasters.

Click here to donate.


OneBlood, a nonprofit blood center serving the southeastern U.S., is sending shipments of blood to Texas and is asking for donations.

Although all blood types are needed, there is an urgent need for O-negative and O-positive blood, as well as platelets and plasma donations.

OneBlood says it will continue to send blood to Texas until further notice.

Click here to make an appointment to donate.

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