Hurricane Harvey has already dumped over 9 trillion gallons of water on the greater Houston area and Southeast Texas regions. It’s now estimated that another 5 trillion to 10 trillion gallons could fall before things wrap up midweek.
“It’s fair to say it will produce more rain than we have ever seen before in the U.S. from a tropical system and over the fourth-largest city in the country,” said Eric Fisher, chief meteorologist at WBZ-TV. “Looking at those two factors, it will likely be an unprecedented flooding disaster affecting a massive number of people. It’s hard, if not impossible, to compare this to any other storm. It may stand alone when all is said and done in terms of rainfall.”
Here are 5 organizations on the ground in Texas who need your immediate support:
You can either donate online, or volunteer to travel down with a team from Boone, NC to help in person with relief efforts:
— Samaritan’s Purse (@SamaritansPurse) August 27, 2017
American Red Cross:
The Red Cross has already helped over 1,800 people in 35 Red Cross shelters in Texas. You can help them by giving online or by donating blood at a local Red Cross center;
— American Red Cross (@RedCross) August 26, 2017
Salvation Army USA:
The Salvation Army is helping distrubute water, food, and supplies to those hardest hit from the Hurricane. You can donate online at helpsalvationarmy.org or by calling 1-800 SAL-ARMY.
— Salvation Army Texas (@SalArmyTX) August 27, 2017
Save The Children:
Save the Children’s emergency responders are seeking donations to help kids and families whose lives will be impacted by the hurricane.
— Save the Children US (@SavetheChildren) August 28, 2017
North American Mission Board:
The North American Mission Board is now on the ground in Texas, preparing thousands of hot meals and performing mud-out, chainsaw and cleaning services to restore survivors’ homes.
Dozens of people from the Charlotte region have already traveled down to the hardest hit areas to help with relief efforts. The American Red Cross sent 16 volunteers from Charlotte, and Samaritan’s Purse (headquartered in Boone) just sent two tractor-trailers of supplies, along with several volunteers from the Billy Graham Rapid Response Team (based in Charlotte).
Governor Cooper also just announced that North Carolina will be sending 2 helicopter rescue teams down to Texas to help with the relief efforts;
“Our state knows from experience with hurricanes how devastating flooding can be. Our hearts go out to the people of Texas, and we have two seasoned search and rescue teams with vast experience on their way to help.” – Governor Roy Cooper | North Carolina is sending help to Texas as the state endures catastrophic flooding from Hurricane Harvey. Two Helo-Aquatic Rescue Teams, known as NC HART, are en route to San Antonio, Texas to help with flood rescue and response. Learn more, link in bio.
Please spread the word and continue to pray for Texas!