The funds will be distributed to hurricane relief efforts across the Gulf of Mexico region of the United States. Donations are also being collected by the Animal Defense League of Texas. We put things into high gear toward the end of last week when we knew it was going to hit ground and we knew it was going to stay there and anticipated all of that rain. On the city's website, Mayor Judith Flanagan Kennedy recommended several ways to make financial contributions to help the victims of Hurricane Harvey from a cell phone.
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"So many people across the country and even the world are watching the response, and we've seen [Houston pastor] Joel Osteen sort of get thrown under the bus for his lack of response", Terjesen said. The Red Cross has mobilized a massive relief effort to staff many shelters and provide food and comfort. "We're looking to find an organization, a registered charity, that's more specific to Texas, but we'll also be making a donation to the Red Cross".
If you're anxious about where your donations will end up, now estimates indicate that almost 34,000 people sought refuge in 240 Red Cross and partner shelters across Texas Wednesday night.
There are enough shelter supplies, such as cots and blankets, for more than 50,000 people in Texas.
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The actress told the press in a statement that she is always just grateful when she can help in some or other way.
The Red Cross has enough shelter supplies in Texas to support 28,000 people and supplies for an additional 22,000 people are being sent in now. As of Monday, the Salvation Army has provided more than 5,000 meals.
It is also matching, dollar for dollar, donations made by employees to qualified nonprofit groups providing care. We've distributed 26,000 so far and this number will grow as people are able to return home.
"We are so grateful for the outpouring of support for the Red Cross mission as we continue to help people affected by this deadly storm", McGovern continued. "It truly is America at its best, and we stand with the people of Texas during this hard time".