It is times like these that we all need to come together as a community to rise up above devastation. Hurricane Harvey swept through the coast of Texas over these past few days and so many have lost their homes. Rescue mission after rescue mission to save those from their homes as they fill up with water. These are the types of emergency situations that as emergency personnel, we prepare for but we are never quite prepared for the emotional side of it. I wanted to compile a post of the best ways you can help those down in Texas, even if you live far away. I have talked to several people in the area and determined what the best ways to help were….
WAYS WE CAN HELP
1.) Texas Diaper Bank // You may choose to donate cash or diapers to babies, children with disabilities and seniors through the Texas Diaper Bank.
2.) JJ Watt (Houstons Texan player) is raising funds for relief here! He has already raised over 5 million!
3.) Air BnB // You can rent your home or rooms to offer shelter to others. If you are in Texas or the surrounding states, please think about doing this! 🙂
4.) Global Giving // You can donate funds here to help with the immediate need of food, water and shelter.
5.) The Salvation Army is accepting donations to provide food and water to first responders and food to residents.
6.) Austin Pets Alive // They have transported more than 200 animals to their shelter. They have received enough items are are running out of space, monetary donations are preferred.
7.) Louisiana Cajun Navy // Louisiana citizens who formed durin Katrina. They have been out in their boats helping to save people devastated by Hurricane Harvey!
I highly recommend reading my friend Veronika’s blog post on ways that you can help. She is based in Houston and has compiled a great list!
Lastly, I will be selling quite a few items from Liv & Ellie’s closet today on my resale page and 100% of the proceeds will go to Austin Pets Alive & the Texas Diaper Bank.