Here’s a list of some of the organizations that are undertaking this work and how you can contribute to them:
The American Red Cross
One of the country’s oldest humanitarian organizations, the Red Cross is providing shelter, food and other necessities in the disaster areas. Donations can be made through its website at www.redcross.org or call 800-435-7669.
A Connecticut-based non-profit, Americares provides emergency medical care and supplies in the wake of disasters. Donations for the organization’s Harvey relief efforts can made through its website at www.americares.org
Catholic Charities USA
The Catholic social services organization, which helps with both immediate emergency response and long-term recovery efforts. Visit their website at www.catholiccharities.org or make a gift by phone by calling 713-874-6654.
Community Blood Council of New Jersey
The blood council is working with a national task force to urge people to give blood as soon as possible, especially those donors who know they have O-positive blood, the safest to transfuse.
Blood drives in southeast Texas are being cancelled due to the ongoing flooding, so outside organizations are readying to resupply that region’s blood supply. Those interested in donating can contact the Community Blood Council at 609-883-9750 or www.GiveBloodNJ.org.
The Humane Society
The Animal Rescue Team of the country’s largest animal welfare organization is seeking donations to help animals in storm-ravaged areas. Visit their website at www.humanesociety.org or call 866-720-2676.
The Salvation Army
The faith-based charity is providing food, water and other supplies to areas hit by Harvey. Donations can be made through its website at www.salvationarmyusa.org or by phone at 800-SAL-ARMY.