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Here’s how you can help #Harvey victims

Volunteers headed to Texas this weekend to help with relief efforts as Hurricane Harvey came ashore and drenched the Gulf Coast, sending people scrambling from their homes and claiming at least two lives, according to The Advocate.

Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser posted a picture on Twitter Sunday of boats from the volunteer Cajun Navy who were headed to places like Houston, where devastating flooding sent residents onto their roofs in order to escape the rising water.

Here’s how you can donate to help victims of Hurricane Harvey:

American Red Cross – You can donate $10 by texting HARVEY to 90999, visiting their website, or calling 1-800-RED CROSS. Volunteers are also on standby in Louisiana and Mississippi in case more flooding from Harvey happens in those states.

Salvation Army – Donations can be made online, through the mail, or by calling 1-800-SAL ARMY.

Catholic Charities – The US Catholic Charities created a mobile-friendly site for donations to help hurricane victims.

Houston Texans – NFL player JJ Watt of the Houston Texans created a YouCaring campaign to raise $200,000 for hurricane victims. He has since raised that to $500,000 after blowing past the first goal in less than two hours.

It's extremely difficult to have to watch the events of Hurricane Harvey unfold on TV and not be able to get back to Houston to help with the recovery efforts. I've set up a fundraiser so that we can raise as much money as possible to help our communities and the families of our great city rebuild. Any donation that you can spare, no matter how large or small, no matter what city or state you live in, is greatly appreciated. We will come out of this stronger than ever.www.youcaring.com/JJWatt#TexasForever

Posted by JJ Watt on Sunday, August 27, 2017

Image: Billy Nungesser / Twitter

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