• How people in the northwest can help Harvey victims

    By: KIRO 7 News Staff


    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 

    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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