Making donations to Harvey? Start with the basics

Making donations to Harvey? Start with the basics

Governor Greg Abbott announced Monday he has activated the entire Texas National Guard in response to Hurricane Harvey, bringing the total number of deployed guardsmen to roughly 12,000.

Bullock is not the only celebrity to give generously to the Harvey relief effort.

The Greater Houston Community Foundation and Mayor Sylvester Turner have established the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund. Donations may be made at www.ghcf.org. Friday night, 42,000 people stayed in shelters in Texas, and 1,500 more stayed in shelters in Louisiana.

Hurricane Harvey, the first Category 4 Hurricane to make landfall in the US since 2004, brings life threatening and devastating damage to the Gulf Coast.

As WGEM, Hy-Vee and Niemann Foods began raising funds for victims of Hurricane Harvey Wednesday a big donation is already boosting efforts.

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Donations pay to transport more than 2,300 disaster workers to Texas, whether by plane, bus or auto.

The actress told the press in a statement that she is always just grateful when she can help in some or other way. Almost half of our emergency response fleet - more than 150 vehicles - have been mobilized. This all coming as tens of thousands still remain without lights, food, and for some a home. You can also make a donation to your local Salvation Army unit, and note "Hurricane" on the memo line of your check.

The donation by the "Gravity" star, who owns a house nearby Austin, will benefit the American Red Cross in its ongoing effort to help those impacted by the flooding and destruction along Texas' Gulf Coast. She donated $1 million to the Red Cross after the 9/11 Tragedy, according to CNN. "Our donors should be proud of how their donations are being used to help save lives and support people during some of their darkest days imaginable".

In addition, the Red Cross has prepositioned blood products in Houston ahead of the storm to help ensure adequate blood supply is maintained over the weekend. The Red Cross would not be able to help these people, were it not for the generosity of stars like Sandra Bullock. "The people here are so generous and that just fuels the American Red Cross".

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