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Hurricane Harvey: How you can help

How you can help
Posted at 1:07 PM, Aug 28, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-28 13:07:00-04

(WAFB) - Southeastern Texas has been devastated by historic flooding with the arrival of Hurricane Harvey, leaving thousands of residents stranded and in need of help.

Here are some ways that you can assist victims of the storm:

CSC Customs 

CSC Customs at 10589 Airline Highway in Baton Rouge is a drop-off point for supplies. A team of guys with boats and trucks will be leaving the shop at 1:30 p.m. Monday and heading towards Texas to go help them.

Greater Houston Community Foundation:

Texas residents responded last year after Baton Rouge flooded, giving more than $167,000 to the Baton Rouge Area Foundation’s flood relief fund, which raised more than $6 million from around the country. The Baton Rouge Area Foundation granted the money to nonprofits that were providing immediate relief on the ground.

Now it's Louisiana's turn to help our neighbors in Texas. Please donate to the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund at http://ghcf.org/.

Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services:

This is the disaster relief arm of the Protestant charitable organization, and it is taking donations to help victims of Harvey.

Texas Diaper Bank

It provides diapers, formula, baby food, and adult diapers to families in need. CLICK HERE for more.

Catholic Charities USA

Catholic Charities USA, a Catholic social service organization, is also seeking help for Texans who have been directly affected by Harvey.

Catholic Charities USA has set up a website devoted to Harvey relief that is mobile donation friendly.

NFL Houston Texans 

The Houston Texans JJ Watt has setup an online donation site through YouCaring.com.

Apple:

Apple Corp. has set up a donation link directly on iTunes and App Store. Visit www.apple.com for more information.

Donations will go directly to the American Red Cross.

 

Cajun Navy 2016 Collects Supplies: 

The Cajun Navy 2016 is collecting physical supplies at the Costco in Baton Rouge to bring over to Texas. Organizers are emphasizing they are not collecting monetary donations. They say the greatest need is water, diapers, dry food, and backup cell phone battery packs. You can view the full list of donation items by CLICKING HERE. The group will leave a trailer at Costco for people to drop off donations. The supplies will be delivered to Texas throughout the week.

American Red Cross:

The American Red Cross is helping the people affected by Hurricane Harvey in Texas and all across the Gulf coast. Shelters are open, truck loads of supplies are being distributed and volunteers in place.

You can donate by clicking here. You can also text HARVEY to 90999 to make a $10 donation. You can also call 1-800-RED CROSS (733-2767) to donate.

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South Texas Blood and Tissue Center

This local blood center placed information on its website prior to Hurricane Harvey land falling in Texas.  They are still looking for donations to help those affected by the storm.

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