The following is a list of ways that you can help victims of Hurricane Harvey in Texas. If you have anything to add to this list, please contact us at oilfieldjobshop[@]gmail.com
The American Red Cross is encouraging people to donate money on its website or to text 90999 to donate $10. The organization is also asking for volunteers and is seeking blood donations. Additionally, Texas organizations Carter BloodCare and South Texas Blood and Tissue Center are seeking blood donations.
Crowdfunding site Global Giving is attempting to raise $2 million for funds that will "exclusively support local relief and recovery efforts from this storm." They were just under $100,000 at the time of this article.
Airbnb has launched a site for people looking for a place to stay and for those who can offer shelter. Fees are waived for people who check in before September 1.
United Way of Greater Houston has set up a relief fund that people can donate to. The organization said its first priority is shelter and basic needs like food. The organization said it will also focus on long-term recovery efforts.
Pets & Animals
Pets affected by Hurricane Harvey are being taken in by animal shelters across Texas, including the SPCA of Texas, Austin Pets Alive and the San Antonio Humane Society. The Houston Humane Society is also available, with limited staff.
Other organizations that are accepting donations for disaster relief include the Texas Diaper Bank, Discoll Children's Hospital in Corpus Christi and the Salvation Army.
Celebrities & Media
Comedian and actor Kevin Hart has challenged fellow celebrities to help Harvey victims. In the same spirit as the Icebucket Challenge, he pledged to donate $25,000, then tagged other celebrities and encouraged them to donate and tag others as well.
Texans star defensive end J.J. Watt posted an emotional video asking for fundraising assistance to help victims of the massive flooding that Houston is experiencing.
Apple is letting users donate to the American Red Cross directly on iTunes and App Store.
The fund passed the goal of $200,00 in the first two hours. Watt then tweeted that he was raising the fundraising goal to $500,000.