Hurricane Harvey: How to help

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Since Hurricane Harvey hit the Texas coast, messages of worry and goodwill have been pouring in. I’m immensely grateful for your concern.

My family and I are fine. We’re in Austin, which escaped the full fury of the storm. Our neighborhood got only 6.5 inches of rain over the weekend. The city is up and running. The sun rose on blue skies this morning.

But in the photo above, you can see a low line of cloud on the eastern horizon. Everybody under those clouds, all the way to the Gulf of Mexico two hundred miles away, is still at risk. The Texas coast suffered catastrophic damage. Towns down the highway from us are covered with flood water. And Houston is bracing for more devastating rain.

If you want to help, here are a couple of great articles with links to organizations providing rescue, shelter, food, and help to the hundreds of thousands of people who need both immediate lifesaving assistance and longer term help to rebuild. Check them out.

Hurricane Harvey: where you can donate to help with disaster relief and recovery

Here’s How You Can Help People Affected By Harvey

Thanks!

4 responses to “Hurricane Harvey: How to help

  1. Glad you and your family are okay. And thanks for sharing the links; not only just for my family in Houston, but for everyone hunkered down in the rain and flooding right now.

    • I hope your family is all right, Lisa.

      • They’re doing good; thanks. Hunkered down with generators running and kerosene lanterns. One of the advantages of living ‘off-grid’ like a bunch of us did for a few years, is hanging on to those old habits. Stay dry.

  2. Thanks for the list of aid agencies, Meg.

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