Last Week, Hurricane Harvey threatened the Gulf Coast with strong winds and the potential for massive rainfall. By the time it hit the Texas coast, the storm, downgraded to a tropical storm, pummeled and flooded several coastal cities, including parts of Houston, Texas.
As several inches test the New Orleans Pump and Drainage System, it lacks in comparison to the heavy rainfall that brought over 30 inches of rain in some Texas areas.
In an effort to help those in Texas impacted by the Tropical Storm, there are several organizations that are accepting donations.
Last August, New Orleanians raised $250,000 though the Fund to help recovery efforts in Baton Rouge.
If you, or someone you know in Texas, would like to give back to evacuees that need a place to stay, you can offer your place as an urgent accommodation through Airbnb. All service fees are waived for those that check in between August 23, 2017 and September 25, 2017. Visit https://www.airbnb.com/
If you do decide to give to the Red Cross, be sure to specify funds to go to those affected by Hurricane Harvey. To give directly to Harvey victims, visit http://www.redcross.org/hp/