By Savannah Sousa and Taylor Rhyman
Hurricane Harvey was the first major hurricane to make landfall in the U.S. since 2005. Within four days, many areas in Eastern Texas received more than 40 inches of rain and winds up to 130 mph, causing catastrophic flooding and mass destruction.
Harvey left it’s mark on Texas, displacing over 30,000 people and prompting 17,000 rescues, along with 71 deaths and an estimated economic loss of 70 to 200 billion dollars.
As survivors of this disaster return to their homes, and the citizens of Texas begins to come together and attempt to rebuild their community, people all over the U.S. are asking themselves how they can help.
During our county’s dire time of need, do you feel helpless? Well don’t, you can help Hurricane Harvey victims right from your hometown. You don’t have to fly to Texas or anywhere else. Here are some tips on how:
You can help Hurricane Harvey victims by donating money, clothes, and other necessities. But the most convenient way is donating money. After all, this Hurricane will cause billions of dollars of wreckage.
Don’t have money to donate? Make some!
1.Have a yard sale
2.Start a car wash
3.Do some chores
4.Fund-raise at a local sports game
5.Go knocking door to door (be safe and aware)
7.Walk your neighbor’s dogs
8.Sell home made crafts
10.Do yard work
I hope you have decided to put one of these ideas into action. Your effort is much appreciated and can contribute to the rehabilitation of many communities.
Don’t feel like donating money?
Go through your closet and donate an old bag of clothes.
Go through your pantry and donate non-perishable food items.
You can even mail diapers to this address:
Texas Diaper Bank Disaster Relief
5415 Bandera Road, Suite 504
San Antonio, Texas 78238