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Hurricane Harvey: Red Cross mounts massive relief effort, how to help

Posted on August 29, 2017

The American Red Cross is working around the clock along the Gulf Coast to help the thousands of people whose lives have been devastated by Tropical Storm Harvey.

Water rescues are ongoing and evacuation orders are in still effect throughout the region. Numerous hospitals and nursing facilities are evacuating patients and residents. All public transportation is at a halt, with Houston Metro currently providing paratransit services to those needing medical services. Schools and airports are closed and hundreds of thousands of people are still without power.

How You Can Help

The Red Cross has launched a massive relief response to this devastating storm and needs financial donations to be able to provide immediate disaster relief. Help people affected by Hurricane Harvey by visiting redcross.org, calling 1- 800-RED CROSS or texting the word HARVEY to 90999 to make a $10 donation.

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