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Hurricane Harvey: How You Can Help

by Countable | 8.29.17

Like most of us, you’ve probably been keeping close tabs on Hurricane (now tropical storm) Harvey as it continues to wreak havoc on Texas and the Gulf Coast.

Wondering what you can do to help? Here’s a list of local organizations doing good work on the ground, offering assistance and aid to those affected by the storm. Your donations would be greatly appreciated.

We’ll update our list as we learn of more orgs. If you know of any groups we should add, please let us know in the comments.

(Photo Credit: Department of Defense* / Creative Commons)*

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  • Mindful
    08/30/2017
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    May I interject, today-29th, POTUS went to Corpus Christi representing all of us. Sadly, he showed not an ounce of empathy. He did not even extend comforting words or warm (non-tugging) handshake to any victim-commend First Responders. He did not even get his shoes wet by BEING WITH the beleaguered victims of this tragedy. No words of condolences to survivors of those who died including a Police Officer. He wore a hat that one can buy for $40 on his web site. And, most importantly, he observed 'the large crowd' gathered to SEE HIM. Not a word about the suffering children, parents, elderly, or people in general. He is incapable of showing any extent of empathy. Only how well he looks and is received by 'the crowd'. May I draw this to the attention of all Republicans in particular. Will your 'sound of silence' be as loud as you get?

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  • Carol
    08/30/2017
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    We as the human race have to help one another. For the moment we have forgotten white supremacists and what bathroom to use. And it shows us how silly we are. Our state has a big heart - let us help Texas!

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  • Claude
    08/30/2017
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    Yes we should help Harvey victims in Texas, but remember that Texas congressman and many other republicans did not support help for Sandy victims. Use the wall money, not new money and not cuts in Medicaid or other social programs. Trump did not creat Harvey but his continued denial of science about global warming puts all our children at risk. Stop defending Trump's proposals concerning coal and environmental standards. Do what is best for our country's future and stop supporting Trumps anti-science agenda

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  • Brad
    08/30/2017
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    Hey everybody let’s blame President Trump for this latest disaster. Somehow he must be responsible, right? I’m betting a majority of the Snowflakes who use this site would have no issue trying to convince others of just this.

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  • Aimee
    08/30/2017
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    GOP your boss worries more about his crowd size than the American people! What are you doing about GOP lack of leadership?

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  • Tom
    08/30/2017
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    Donated. God bless

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  • Aimee
    08/30/2017
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    GOP does your president have an human feelings for others? This president is horrible! Shows no caring for anyone but himself! Can't wait until you are all voted out of office! Shame on your horrible party and lack of leadership!

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  • Melissa
    08/30/2017
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    Donate and give blood!

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  • LLBruton
    08/31/2017
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    My name is Linda Lawson Bruton. I live in Manteca, California. I am writing to offer food and shelter for up to 4 people. Ideally parent(s) and 2 or 3 children. Children need help the most – they need a schedule and as much normalcy as possible; school, homework, dinners, etc. However; I cannot afford the round trip flights for 4 people between Texas and Northern California. I have been in contact with American Airlines, Southwest Airlines, and United Airlines and they said they would not help. Can you answer the following? 1) A way to get 4 people from Texas to Northern California 2) How to find a family that would like to take advantage of this offer I do not need financial assistance, my husband and I just want only to help the children and their parents that scared are displaced from the flooding. Please contact me at any of the following ways: Linda Lawson Bruton Email Personal lindajobruton@outlook.com Phone Cell Linda 510-386-7257 Thank you for your help. BTW – getting through to FEMA is impossible – I tried.

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  • Abbi
    08/30/2017
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    Trump needs to stop being a jackass and accept help from Mexico! They are our friends and we need to treat them as such!

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  • Michael
    08/31/2017
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    I seem to remember reading and listening to a whole lot of Texans wanting to leave the United States and saying they do not need to be a part of the US so why are their hands out now? Be careful what you wish for one day it could come true. The ole Texans and their oil do not need the rest of the US until they need money, then they are back in the good ole USA! Hope all turns out well in Texas but I do not forget all of those comments about leaving the nation.

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  • Karleen
    08/30/2017
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    Yes, Harvey is Trumps fault, Katrina was Bush's fault. But Sandy was Mother Natures fault. Hypocrites!

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  • Karen
    08/30/2017
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    People need to be careful when donating based on previous catastrophes in which most donations did not go to people suffering. Most of the funds went to administration. If one donates funds, send the funds to organizations such as the Red Cross.

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  • Sydnee
    09/01/2017
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    I would love to be out there right now helping as much as I can. Supplying food and water and clothing for those that lost it all. I would also want to be helping all the lost dogs running around because thei owner left them by themselves.

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  • Kirstyn
    09/01/2017
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    I wish I could drive to Texas and help people safely get out of their homes or help the poor lost scared animals that are by themselves. I wish I could go so bad. I so would if I could right now.

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  • Sean
    09/01/2017
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    I already have helped

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