#PrayForHouston- Find Out How You Can Help HurricaneHarvey Victims

Although there was a lot of talk about the McGregor vs Mayweather over the weekend, we cannot let that distract us from what's really important.

Hurricane Harvey took over Houston Texas leaving many residents' homes flooded and in need of evacuation from their homes. According to ABC news, there has been 6 deaths reported from the Hurricane while others are left injured, homeless, and need of food.  

Houston has experience 50 inches of rainfall since the weekend and will be experincing three more days worth of rain.

Here's how you can help those in need.

  • If you live in the Houston area and have a high-water safe boat, you are being asked to immediately help with rescue efforts. 
  • In you're not in the area, you can donate money to the American Red Cross, via its website or by text, to 90999. Apple is also letting users donate to the American Red Cross directly on iTunes and in the App Store. 
  • In addition to money, Red Cross is also seeking blood donations. Carter BloodCare and South Texas Blood and Tissue Center are local organizations in Texas also accepting blood donations. 
  • Americares is delivering relief supplies and working with a local clinic in Houston. You can donate to the Connecticut-based emergency response organization here.
  • All Hands, a nonprofit, has staff on the ground in Texas, and is in contact with emergency management officials. You can give here.
  • Crowdfunding site Global Giving is attempting to raise $2 million for funds that will "exclusively support local relief and recovery efforts from this storm." You can contribute here.
  • Airbnb has launched a site connecting people looking for a place to stay with those who can offer shelter. Anyone who checks in before Sept. 1 will have their lodging fees waived. 
  • United Way of Greater Houston has set up a relief fund that you can access here; the organization's first priority is shelter and basic needs, but it will also be focusing on long-term recovery efforts. 
  • SPCA of Texas, Austin Pets Alive and the San Antonio Humane Society are assisting with sheltering and helping pets affected by Hurricane Harvey. 
  • Additional donations for disaster relief can be made to the Texas Diaper Bank, Driscoll Children's Hospital in Corpus Christi and the Salvation Army

Some artists too shared their condolences to the horrific tragedy along with ways to helps.

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