Red Cross accepts donations for Hurricane Harvey relief

Lynne Hanson
August 28, 2017

Hurricane Harvey made landfall shortly after 8:00 PM CDT on August 25, 2017 on the mid-Texas coast.

People watching from the rest of the world may feel helpless, but there are ways to get involved and help the victims of this massive storm. "The best way to help those affected by this storm is a financial gift to the Red Cross or become a trained Red Cross volunteer". Donations enable the Red Cross to prepare for, respond to and help people recover from this disaster.

Veilhauer said he expects to be in Texas for at least several weeks.

"These are really awesome people", Concannon said.

Text REDCROSS to 90999 to give $10 to American Red Cross Disaster Relief.

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Twenty-five Minnesotans are either on their way or on the ground in Texas, helping with the Hurricane Harvey relief efforts, according to the Red Cross.

Airbnb has launched a site for people looking for a place to stay and for those who can offer shelter. The Red Cross says more volunteers will head out in the coming days.

Other organizations that are accepting donations for disaster relief include the Texas Diaper Bank, Discoll Children's Hospital in Corpus Christi and the Salvation Army.

By Friday afternoon, "tens of thousands" of residents on the coast were moving north, filling up shelters in San Antonio, Dallas and Fredericksburg, Farmer said. Texas organization Carter BloodCare and South Texas Blood and Tissue Center are also seeking blood donations.

Right now, about 35 people from the local Red Cross are in Texas. The hospital transported many of its patients out of harm's way, but will likely sustain damage during the storm and will need funds to fix.

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