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Hurricane Harvey & Hurricane Irma – Red Cross Disaster Relief
Tips for charitable giving following hurricane, flooding.
“Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine offered advice to help Ohioans make wise charitable contributions and avoid scams. Do some research to make sure the charity is legit and will do what it says it will. Be skeptical of charities or groups with names that sound similar to well-known organizations. They may be intended to confuse donors. If you want to make a contribution using a crowdfunding or peer-to-peer fundraising site, find out how your donation will be used before donating. Signs of a potential charity scam include high-pressure tactics, lack of details, refusal to provide written information about the charity and requests for donations made payable to a person instead of a charity. Many are starting drives for water, food and supplies, but many are requesting you hold on to it until needed. The situation in Texas changes by the day, and sadly, we’re not at the point where those donations can get to anyone who needs them. Money is the best donation right now, and it’s simple to donate, by texting Harvey to 90999 and $10 for the Red Cross will be added to your cell phone bill.”
HURRICANE IRMA OVERVIEW
As it moves over land, Hurricane Irma has weakened to a strong Tropical Storm with winds of 65 MPH; it made landfall in the Florida Keys early Sunday morning and again that afternoon along the west coast of Florida. The eye of Irma will continue to move north and west through Georgia and parts of Alabama, Arkansas and Tennessee over the next couple of days.
DONATE TO HURRICANE IRMA:
UNICEF. Putting children first in emergencies. To make a financial donation, visit their website UNICEFUSA.org.
The American Red Cross. is accepting donations to help with Irma relief efforts on its redcross.org and by phone at 1- 800-RED CROSS. People can also text the word “IRMA” to 90999 to make a $10 donation.
Catholic Relief Services. Focusing on the smaller Caribbean islands that have been almost completely leveled. To make a financial donation, visit their website support.crs.org.
Direct Relief. Focusing on life-saving medicine staged across Florida and Caribbean. To make a financial donation, visit their website secure.directrelief.org.
Americares. Focusing on the health of hurricane victims. To make a financial donation, visit their website secure.americares.org.
Heart to Heart International. Focusing on preparing a disaster team and Mobile Medical Unit to respond in Florida and other parts of the U.S. where Irma hits. To make a donation, visit their website hearttoheart.org.
HURRICANE HARVEY OVERVIEW
As flood water continues to recede in Texas, shelter populations are declining as residents gain access to their homes and additional resources. Several sections of main roadways continue to be impassable due to flooding conditions, debris, and/or sinkhole damage, though most traffic is moving smoothly.
OTHER WAYS TO DONATE TO HURRICANE HARVEY:
American Red Cross. To make a financial donation, visit the their website, call 1.800.RED CROSS or text HARVEY to 90999 to make a $10 donation for those in need.
Catholic Charities of USA. To make a financial donation, visit CCUSA’s disaster-specific website or text 71777 to make a donation.
Global Giving. To make a financial donation, visit their website or text HARVEY to 80100 to donate $10 to Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund.
Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund. Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner has established the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund that will accept tax deductible donations. The fund is administered by the Greater
Houston Community Foundation, a 501(c)(3) public charity. To make a financial donation, visit the GHCF website.
Salvation Army. To make a financial donation, visit www.helpsalvationarmy.org, call 1.800.SAL ARMY, or text STORM to 51555.
LOCAL ORGANIZATIONS ACCEPTING DONATIONS: