How people in the northwest can help Harvey victims

By: KIRO 7 News Staff

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Tropical Storm Harvey reached historic, catastrophic levels as it pounded the Houston region with torrential rain, becoming the city’s worst storm on record and causing widespread flooding that has led to more than 1,000 rescues.

Since most people in the northwest aren’t in a position to assist with rescue efforts directly, the next best thing is to give what we can to the organizations that exist to provide aid in times like these.

If you're able to donate, here are some ways you can do that. 

How to donate to the Salvation Army

Online: Click here

By text: Text STORM to 51555

By mail:

The Salvation Army
PO BOX 1959
Atlanta, GA 30301   

(Please designate Hurricane Harvey on all checks.)

By phone: Call 1-800-SAL-ARMY

Get updates on Salvation Army relief efforts here.

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How to donate to the American Red Cross

Online: Click here

By text: Text HARVEY to 90999 to make a $10 donation

By mail:

Print this donation form and mail to:

American Red Cross
PO Box 37839
Boone, IA 50037-0839

By phone: Call 1-800-HELP-NOW


How to donate to United Way of Houston

Online: Click here

By text: Text UWFLOOD to 41444

By mail:

United Way of Houston

50 Waugh Drive
Houston, Texas 77007 
713-685-2300

By phone: Call 713-685-2100


How to donate to World Vision

Online: Click here

By phone: Call 1-888-562-4453


How to donate to Bloodworks Northwest

Bloodworks Northwest sent an emergency shipment of blood components to the Gulf Coast Blood Center in Houston. You can help replenish supply.

Schedule online: Click here

Schedule by phone: 1-800-398-7888.


How to donate to smaller organizations in Texas

The Houston Food BankGalveston County Food Bank, and Corpus Christi Food Bank all accept online donations. The Texas Diaper Bank also takes donations online. 


Hurricane Harvey slammed into Rockport, Texas, late Friday evening as it made landfall along the Gulf Coast. Coastal residents braced for “life-threatening storm surge, rainfall and wind hazards,” as the first Category 4 hurricane since 2004’s Hurricane Charley barreled ashore.
 
Harvey was downgraded to a tropical storm Saturday afternoon, but torrential rains still inundated parts of Texas, causing unprecedented flooding. Read live updates on the aftermath here. 

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