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How to Help Hurricane Harvey Victims

Author: ServiceMaster Restore

Harvey is expected to drop at least 50 inches of rain, more than 4 feet of water, over some parts of Texas during the course of the week. Heavy rain is expected to continue through Friday September 1, leaving countless residents of both Texas and Louisiana stranded and unsure of what to do during the hurricane's aftermath. Find out how to help the victims of Hurricane Harvey who need disaster relief right now.

1. Donate Money to Disaster Relief Efforts

The American Red Cross is now accepting donations online and over the phone.

  • Donate to the Red Cross online.
  • Text HARVEY to 90999 to donate $10 to the relief fund.
  • Donate by phone through the number 1-800-HELP NOW (1-800-435-7669).

You can also donate directly to the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund established by Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner.

2. Volunteer to Support Hurricane Victims

  • If you have a boat or high-water vehicle, the Harris County Sheriff's Office is asking for your help. Call 713-881-3100 to offer your services.
  • If you are a medical professional or able to help transport medical professionals to areas impacted by flood damage, Remote Area Medical would like your assistance. They are seeking volunteer:
    • Physicians
    • Nurses
    • EMTs
    • Paramedics
    • Veterinarians
    • Truck drivers
    • General support
    • Volunteers with flat bottom boats

3. Provide Food, Support or Shelter for Hurricane Relief

At the end of the day, we're all just neighbors helping neighbors. With local franchises in Texas and all around the country, ServiceMaster Restore® knows just how important it is to take care of our communities in times of need. Donate your time, money or services today to help the victims of Hurricane Harvey. Together, we can weather the storm and help save lives.

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