Hurricane Harvey Donation

Hurricane Harvey is running rampant and expected to cause greater damage in days to come. When you live states away like I do here in San Diego, CA, it's hard to understand the extent to which these people in Texas are suffering. However, I stumbled upon some New York Post articles with photos of the devastation that prompted me to donate to my law school's diaper drive. All the photos I post come from the New York Times.

You can donate to diaper drives because relief programs do not provide diapers. The University of San Diego's Advocates for Children and Education are buying diapers and donating them to aid mothers. Venmo @USDACE if you want to donate. (this is where I donated)
The easiest way to donate is to text the Redcross HARVEY to 90999 to donate $10.

The New York times also compiled a list that I will link and paste here that helps you donate and avoid scams.

"The Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund of Houston’s mayor, Sylvester Turner, which is administered by the Greater Houston Community Foundation.

Houston Food Bank and the Food Bank of Corpus Christi are asking for donations.
Carter BloodCare covers hospitals in north, central and east Texas. To donate, call 877-571-1000 or text DONATE4LIFE to 444-999.

To help animals suffering from the disaster, visit the Houston Humane Society or the San Antonio Humane Society.

The Texas Diaper Bank in San Antonio is asking for diapers and wipes, which can be dropped off in person or mailed to 5415 Bandera Road, Suite 504, San Antonio, Tex., 78238.

The United Way of Greater Houston flood relief fund will be used to help with immediate needs as well as long-term services like minor home repair. Visit their website to donate or text UWFLOOD to 41444.

The South Texas Blood and Tissue Center is reporting a critical shortage, and has extended hours at all of its San Antonio-area donor rooms. To donate, call 210-731-5590 and visit their website for more information.

For more options, the Federal Emergency Management Agency recommends checking with the National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster for a list of trusted disaster-relief organizations in Texas.


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