CBS 42 Cares for Texas: Local efforts to help with Harvey flooding relief

Boutwell Auditorium Harvey Donations

Wondering how you can help with Hurricane Harvey disaster relief efforts? CBS 42 has compiled a list of local organizations that will be collecting donations, raising money or sending teams to help victims of Harvey flooding.

Inclusion in this list does not mean CBS 42 endorses them; you are advised to research an organization thoroughly before selecting them to receive a donation.

Church of the Highlands – They are sending a team to Houston. Details will be posted here

Anthony’s Car Wash – Vestavia, Hoover and Pelham: Enter coupon code 8025 before your car wash to donate $2 to the Red Cross. Anthony’s will match your donation.

Hatching Hope – This Alabaster non-profit that specializes in disaster relief, particularly for apartment buildings that have burned down and left families without a home, is collecting specific items to take to Texas. Click here to learn more about how you can help.

Greater Birmingham Humane Society – The GBHS went to Louisiana to rescue over 60 medium/large dogs from a shelter that was flooding. All of the Harvey dogs are owner surrendered and will eventually be available for adoption, some as early as Thursday morning. Half of the dogs are heartworm positive, so they are asking for monetary donations as well as items they need to care for the dogs, such as medium/large dog crates, metal bowls, leashes, medium/large collars, dog food and blankets. Click here for details. 

High Socks for Hope – a non-profit organization in Northport, AL is collecting supplies for storm victims in Texas. They are collecting items such as: Blankets, crowbars, de-mold spray, shovels, respirators, kitchen items like pots and pans, sleeping bags and pillows

CBS 42 Cares: Donate to the American Red Cross today by texting HARVEY to 90999 to make a $10 donation. Click here to donate to the American Red Cross. CBS 42 will host a telethon Wednesday, Aug. 30 from 5 to 7 p.m. featuring special guests from the City of Homewood, City of Birmingham, UAB, the Alabama Red Cross, and more.

American Red Cross – Tuscaloosa: All chapters of the American Red Cross can accept donations for Harvey relief efforts. The local chapters asked us to remind viewers who may become discouraged after calling their national hotline, which is getting a lot of traffic and people are having to wait.

Teams for Troops Alabama: The local nonprofit will send a team to Houston on Sept. 4. They are currently collecting nonperishable food, bottled water, toiletries, generators and other supplies to take with them. Donations can be dropped off at 3550 Grandview Parkway in Birmingham. For more information, call Jordan Thompson at (678) 697-8276 or visit teamsfortroops.org.

Publix – collecting money at the register for American Red Cross

The Levite Jewish Community Center: The Levite Jewish Community Center in Birmingham is collecting air mattresses, toiletries, socks and blankets to send to Houston on the morning of Thursday, Aug. 31. Donations can also be dropped off at Temple Beth El and Temple Emanu-El in Birmingham.

Summit Media: Radio stations who are part of Summit Media are collecting donations this week at Walmart. Click here for Walmart locations and dates.

Are you a local organization with an ongoing effort for Harvey flooding victims? Send your information — who you are, what you are collecting (supplies or financial assistance, etc) and how people can reach you to help your efforts–to Reportit@wiat.com.

Below, CBS 42 has compiled a list of Texas organizations that are assisting Harvey flood victims:

Texas Diaper Bank

SPCA of Texas

Portlife Inclusive Disaster Strategies – a disaster relief organization specifically serving those with disabilities

Galveston County Food Bank

The Food Bank of Corpus Christi

Houston Food Bank

Driscoll Children’s Hospital – they are reported to be taking in evacuated NICU babies

Save the Children – Hurricane Harvey Children’s Relief Fund

YES Prep Family Flood Relief – according to the public school system that serves the Houston area, “Every single penny in this fund will directly support our families who have most severely impacted.”

Click here to visit a page where GoFundMe has compiled all the campaigns related to Harvey.

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