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TX Tribune Includes TAHP Hurricane Resource Guide in Harvey Coverage

Friday, September 8, 2017   (0 Comments)
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How to get (and offer) help after Harvey

by Alex Samuels and Emma Platoff

Texas Tribune

Aug. 28, 2017 Updated: Sept. 6, 2017

It’s been more than a week since Harvey ravaged the Texas Coast and left Houston — the nation's fourth-largest city — grappling with unprecedented flooding. Do you need help? Or do you want to help those in need? Check out the resources below.

Shelter and relief

Disaster assistance

  • Lost — or found — a pet during the storm? Check here, here, here, and here.
  • FEMA is providing resources for people with disabilities, access and functional needs on its website.
  • Free Tetanus vaccinations are available at select Gulf Coast and Houston area H-E-B stores. See locations here.
  • Coast Guard Mutual Assistance is providing support to Harvey victims who are members of the Coast Guard, Army and Navy Marine Corps.
  • Are you a business owner? The Texas Association of Business has established a hotline to provide resources to business owners affected by the storm. Call 512-637-7714 or see the website.
  • For legal advice, call the State Bar of Texas legal hotline at 800-504-7030 for toll-free answers to basic legal questions in English, Spanish or Vietnamese. If you need a lawyer, call the State Bar’s Lawyer Referral & Information Service at 800-252-9690.
  • SpareFoot is offering free storage for Harvey victims.
  • DriveSavers is offering free data recovery services to people who have lost files due to water damage.
  • Car towed in Harris County? Call 713-308-8580 to locate it.

If you want to help victims of Hurricane Harvey …

Provide shelter and supplies

Make a donation

Give blood

  • Several hospitals are reporting blood shortages and seeking donations in the wake of the storm. O negative and O positive donations are particularly helpful, but people of all blood types are encouraged to donate.
  • Carter BloodCare is sending donations to Southeast Texas; see where you can donate here. You can also give blood through the South Texas Blood & Tissue Center —  find out more on their website or by calling 210-731-5590 —  and through We Are Blood.
  • Driscoll Children’s Hospital in Corpus Christi — which never lost power — is accepting blood donations as well as financial support.
  • Living outside of Texas? You can still donate blood through the Red Cross.

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