It’s difficult to be so far from Texas and want to help. The Red Cross has deployed their emergency response teams and are in the thick of it, helping meet the immediate needs of those affected by Harvey.
Please see below for the latest update from the Red Cross. You can also make a donation directly to the Red Cross from the link on this site that will be matched by generous donors.
Our hearts go out to the hundreds of thousands of people affected by this catastrophic disaster in Texas. We know this is a challenging and emotional time, and the American Red Cross is working around the clock to get help to those who need it most.
Thousands of people have been forced to leave their flooded homes, losing everything they own and the storm isn’t over yet. Significant flooding and tornadoes are still predicted. As much as 50 inches of rain is expected to fall before Harvey leaves the region, and parts of Texas comparable to the size of Lake Michigan remain underwater.
Please make an urgently needed donation today to help the thousands of people who are counting on the generosity of people like you in these difficult hours. They need a warm, dry place to sleep, hot food to eat, and a community to lean on as they work to return to normal life.
Thanks to two generous families from the state of Texas, all donations made today to Hurricane Harvey will be MATCHED, dollar-for-dollar, up to $55,000. This is a chance for your impact to go twice as far. Please give generously to those who need it most.
Special thanks to the Pointer Family and Bobby and Leona Cox for their generous matching gift contribution.
Your gift will help support relief efforts that are already underway. So far your support has enabled us to
- Work alongside partners to provide shelter for at least 17,000 people in Texas Monday night, and we are prepared to shelter thousands more.
- Serve nearly 30,000 meals and snacks since the storm began.
- Mobilize 80 tractor trailer loads of supplies including cots, blankets, comfort kits, kitchen supplies and cleaning supplies.
But the damage wreaked by Tropical Storm Harvey is only growing more and more families will be depending on the Red Cross for help in the days and weeks to come, and we will be depending on the support of generous donors like you to fulfill our mission. Please donate now and have your gift MATCHED, dollar-for-dollar, up to $55,000 to support Hurricane Harvey relief efforts.
If a friend or loved one is in harm’s way, urge them to be safe and listen to the advice of emergency officials. People in life-threatening situations that need rescue should call 9-1-1 or the U.S. Coast Guard at 281-464-4851.
You can find shelters by calling 1-800-REDCROSS (1-800-733-2767), visiting redcross.org or by downloading the free Red Cross Emergency App. The Emergency App is available in app stores by searching for the American Red Cross or going to redcross.org/apps.
Stay tuned for more information on our response. I truly appreciate you and your support of the Red Cross.
Senior Vice President, Disaster Cycle Services
American Red Cross