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Hurricanes Harvey and Irma Relief

During times of disaster, one of the first questions that people ask is “How can I help?” In late August and early September 2017, areas in Southeastern Texas and Florida were inundated with floodwaters thanks to Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, and many people have been displaced from their homes. The people that reside in Tuscaloosa County have always been very generous and eager to help others in a disaster after experiencing a disaster of our own back in 2011.

The best way to help in Texas and Florida is to donate money to a charitable organization of your choice, who will use that money to help out in whichever way is needed most. Not only will your donation send immediate help, but will also help in the weeks and months to come as Texas and Florida slowly recover from the floods. Many warehouses are already overflowing with donated goods – but your monetary donation can help victims as their needs are better identified. 

 

Monetary Donations for Hurricane Harvey Relief:

  • American Red Cross – click HERE to donate online, or to find out more information about donating money to the American Red Cross. 
  • United Way – click HERE to donate online. 
  • Salvation Army – click HERE to donate online. 
  • High Socks for Hope – click HERE and scroll to the bottom of the page to donate online. 

 

Monetary Donations for Hurricane Irma Relief:

  • American Red Cross – click HERE to donate online, or to find out more information about donating money to the American Red Cross. 
  • United Way – click HERE to donate online. 
  • Salvation Army – click HERE to donate online. 

 

Volunteering In Texas

The state of Texas is asking volunteers to not self-deploy, as unexpectedly showing up to the disaster area could overwhelm first responders. At this time, potential volunteers are asked to register with a voluntary or charitable organization of their choice. The National and Texas VOAD websites are offering links to those who wish to register to volunteer with community- and faith-based organizations working in the field. Please be patient! There will be volunteer needs for many months after the disaster. 

 

Volunteering In Florida

The state of Florida is asking volunteers to not self-deploy, as unexpectedly showing up to the disaster area could overwhelm first responders. At this time, potential volunteers are asked to register with a voluntary or charitable organization of their choice. The National and Volunteer Florida websites are offering links to those who wish to register to volunteer with community- and faith-based organizations working in the field. Please be patient! There will be volunteer needs for many months after the disaster. 

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