Want to help those displaced by Harvey? You can.

August 28, 2017

Here are a few ways you cand lend a helping hand to those deeply affected by Hurricane Harvey:

The American Red Cross says it has enough shelter volunteers for the moment in Central Texas. They are in need of financial gifts, however. You can also give online or text REDCROSS to 90999 to donate $10.

The Salvation Army is also mobilizing to support relief efforts. You can give online, text STORMto 51555, or call (800) SAL-ARMY.

We Are Blood needs blood donations - they are critically short of Type O Positive and Type O Negative blood. Visit www.WeAreBlood.org to find a donation location.

The Austin Disaster Relief Network - which includes more than 175 Austin churches - is accepting donations and looking for volunteers to help with Harvey. Most needed donations are new undergarments, socks, toiletries, pillows, blankets and cleaning supplies. You can also give online.

The Texas Diaper Bank helps provide diapers and other items to meet the needs of children and the elderly, including evacuees with small children. Make your gift here.

Austin Pets Alive! is helping pets evacuated from the coast. They're in need of donations and foster homes. Find out more on their website.

The City of Houston has established a Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund. Financial gifts can be made online, or mailed to Greater Houston Community Foundation, 5120 Woodway Drive Suite 6000, Houston, Texas 77056.

HEB is giving customer the opportunity to help victims of the flooding through a statewide tear pad campaign. You can add some money to your grocery bill the next time you go shopping and that will go toward Hurricane Harvey Relief. 

If you have a spare room in your home and are one in one of the affected areas, you can host someone who needs a place to stay by listing your home on Airbnb for FREE. At the moment, most of the listings are in Austin, Dallas, and San Antonio. So many people and families are displaced, so if you have the space and are not experiencing flooding you can help to give these folks more options.