Hurricane Harvey victims need your help

Hurricane Harvey victims need your help

The department now is not looking for volunteers, but residents looking to lend a hand in addition to donating can contact South Texas Red Cross at 956-423-0523.

A husband wife team deploying from Westchester described what they expect to see when they get to Houston.

Meanwhile, Barton County Emergency Manager Amy Miller said the Kansas Food Bank and the National Guard have been put on alert to provide relief.

Coloradans who donate to Hurricane Harvey relief should do their homework and make sure the charity they contribute to is legitimate.

"There's a great need and the Red Cross has specific duties to do down there that fills a nitch", Red Cross Volunteer, Dan Wall said.

The American Red Cross is the big name in disaster relief.

Since the rain began falling on August 25, 2017, Hurricane Harvey has drenched the Gulf Coast of Texas with severe flooding. A few volunteers were sent early to set up meal sites and shelters before the storm to be ready to help right away. "I am on my way today to a mega-shelter that will probably have about 3,000 people in it", she said. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission.

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"What roads are actually open and can we actually get access or not, it's really similar to Hurricane Mathew in North Carolina".

Luther said volunteering doesn't always have to involve traveling long distances or making huge financial sacrifices.

Brad Kieserman, the Red Cross vice president of Disaster Relief Operation, discussed the magnitude of the event.

You can find more information on how to donate to the MVRBC here and more information on the American Red Cross here.

Fortune said the American Red Cross has almost a thousand volunteers from all over the nation helping out in Texas. You can visit their website or text HARVEY to 80100 to donate $10 to the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund.

"I remember sitting in front of these windows and watching the emergency response vehicles from across the nation pull into Charleston, South Carolina and how it makes you feel", Welch said.