How to donate towards Hurricane Harvey relief
MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - Thousands of people in Texas and Louisiana have been devastated by Hurricane Harvey, and you may be wondering how you can help.
WSFA is teaming up with the American Red Cross to hold a relief drive on Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Beginning at 11 a.m., viewers can call to make monetary donations. The number will be given out when phones lines open at 11 a.m.
Several other organizations across central and south Alabama are taking in both monetary and physical donations:
- You can donate to The Alabama Baptist State Board of Missions on their website or by sending a check in the mail. Officials ask that you please put Hurricane Relief in the memo line and that checks are made out to:
- Church of the Highlands has set up a process for giving on their website. According to their Facebook page, you can designate an offering through the church by clicking on the Hurricane Harvey Relief button on the website. You can also give through the Association of Related Churches.
- Frazier United Methodist Church says it will be collecting donations for United Methodist Committee for Relief (UMCOR) through the coming weeks. They will also be looking to send a mission team during the recovery stage. For questions please contact, Rev. Brandon Dasinger.
- Alabama State Missionary Baptist Convention, Inc. is asking churches and residents to send donations to:
- The Long-Lewis Foundation, Long-Lewis of the River Region, Allstate @ Long-Lewis, LifeSouth and Greater Houston Community Foundation Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund are combining efforts to get much needed help to the victims of Hurricane.There are 3 areas of focus: collecting cash donations, collecting relief supplies and a blood drive. All efforts will take place at the Long-Lewis of the River Region in Prattville. Long-Lewis will be accepting cash donations for the Greater Houston Community Foundation Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund and will match donations up to $10,000. Long-Lewis will also be collecting hurricane relief supplies and delivering them directly to the storm victims through the proper authorities. On Tuesday, Sept. 5 from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Long-Lewis will be hosting a blood drive with LifeSouth at our main store in Prattville to benefit the storm victims.
On Tuesday, Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey listed a number of national and Texas VOAD services where Alabamians can make donations. Some of those listed organizations are:
- The American Red Cross
- The Salvation Army
- The United Way
- The SPCA of Texas
- The SPCA of Louisiana
- The Houston Humane Society
- The Louisiana Humane Society
The governor's office also provided a link to other Texas organizations that are accepting donations.
Some other organizations to consider donating to are:
- Houston Food Bank
- Feeding Texas
- Greater Houston Community Foundation
- Texas Diaper Bank
- Austin Pets Alive
- San Antonio Humane Society
- Samaritan's Purse
- Texas Crisis Resiliency
- National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD)
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