Red Cross And Salvation Army Needs All Of Our Help In Harvey’s Wake
Two to 3 feet of rain has already fallen in parts of Texas. And there maybe another 2 feet in the next 24 hours.
First responders can’t get to some areas right now. Houston (one of the worst areas) is tapping resources of personnel from many areas. We even have Townsquare Media co-workers who are working hard to keep their stations on the air and are being affected personally in areas such as in Victoria, Lufkin, Killeen-Temple, Lafayette and Lake Charles.
More than 1,800 people took refuge from the deadly storm Saturday night in 34 Red Cross and community shelters in Texas. In Louisiana, one shelter is open where eight people spent Saturday night. These numbers are expected to grow and dozens of additional shelters could open.
Hundreds of Red Cross volunteers from all over the country are on the ground now, working to provide safe shelter and comfort to people affected by this devastating storm. The Red Cross has enough shelter supplies in Texas to support 28,000 people and supplies for an additional 22,000 people are being sent in now.
Red Cross resources are being tapped and depleted. And one way we can help is to help the Red Cross with donations. Call 1-800-RED CROSS or go to redcross.org.
You can also help out the Salvation Army at HelpSalvationArmy.org, or call 800-SAL-ARMY.