Southeastern Texas has been pummeled with unprecedented flooding this weekend after the arrival of Hurricane Harvey, leaving thousands of residents stranded and in need of help.
Here are some ways to assist victims of the storm:
The National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (NVOAD)
FEMA is referring people to NVOAD, a coalition of the major voluntary organizations in the U.S. that have prioritized disaster-related work.
Brock Long, FEMA's administrator, tweeted the name in response to a question about how to help survivors of Hurricane Harvey. The organization's website provides information for people looking to donate or volunteer.
Great question - check out http://www.nvoad.org for ways we can all support #Harvey response. #wholecommunity @NationalVOADhttps://twitter.com/aishamurphywx/status/902133344326037505 …
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American Red Cross
The American Red Cross, a humanitarian organization that provides emergency assistance and disaster relief in times of crisis, is seeking donations to help victims of Harvey.
The organization is urging people to call 1-800-RED CROSS or text HARVEY to 90999 to make a $10 donation for those in need.
"The American Red Cross is helping the people affected by Hurricane Harvey in Texas and all across the Gulf coast. Shelters are open, truck loads of supplies are being distributed and volunteers [are] in place," a statement on the organization's website said.
Reach out and help in any way you can. Our prayers and thoughts are with all those in Texas now..