Harvey Flooding Disaster: How You Can Help

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CBS Local (CBS) — As Hurricane Harvey continues to dump historic amounts of rain on the flood-ravaged Houston area, consider donating to any of these organizations that are helping to raise money for aid and services in the wake of the disaster:

The American Red Cross set up a page for Hurricane Harvey relief donations. The organization has been providing shelters, supplies, and volunteers on the ground.

No one understands a hurricane disaster better than South Florida, which is why local agencies are gearing up to help and are asking for donations.

The agencies include CBS4’s Neighbors4Neighbors, the United Way of Miami-Dade, the Greater Miami Jewish Federation and the Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Miami.

Online giant Amazon announced this morning it’s matching donations – up to $1 million – for the Red Cross.

Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner put together a Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund through the Greater Houston Community Foundation. If you would rather send a gift to help aid Houstonians, a list of acceptable items and instructions can be found here.

The Salvation Army has an Emergency Disaster Services arm that is taking donations to help Harvey victims.

Portlight Inclusive Disaster Strategies is a group that helps disabled people. They are asking for donations as they work to help older adults and those with disabilities in the flood zone.

Catholic Charities USA has set up a page to aid in long term recovery after the Hurricane Harvey disaster.

Austin Pets Alive!, a no-kill animal shelter, has set up a website for donations in the wake of the hurricane and flooding. They’re raising money to help shelters in the direct line of Harvey.

Direct Relief is an organization working with local health and emergency providers, and you can donate to them here. They have already made $100 million worth of medical supplies available after the disaster.

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