15 Ways to Help Those Affected by Hurricane Harvey

The torrential winds and unrelenting rain brought on by Hurricane Harvey has left much of Texas' gulf coast underwater. Millions of people and animals have been stranded without power, shelter, food, water, medical supplies or an escape route. 

If you are looking to help, here are 15 ways you can aid the effort to assist those in need. 
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Donate Emergency Candles

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100% of the profits from the sales of these emergency candles will be donated to Hurricane Harvey relief. They are sealed with a pull top lid which makes the candles safe from water exposure, and they each come with a matchbook inside for ease of use in emergencies. Click here to purchase/donate
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Donate Your Home Via Airbnb

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Airbnb is providing safe havens for those displaced from their homes. In addition to over 300 homes currently listed for free (service fees included), residents in surrounding areas can also use the service to donate their homes. Click here to learn more
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Earn Airline Miles for Donating to Relief Efforts

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United will match the first $200,000 raised through this campaign and United MileagePlus® members who donate a minimum of $50 to any one of their charitable partners will receive up to 1,000 bonus miles. From August 24, 2017 through September 24, 2017, with a minimum $25 donation, AAdvantage members can earn 10 miles for every dollar donated. American Airlines flier can donate here
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Donate to the Harvey Disaster Animal Fund

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4 Paws Farm has partnered with I Love My Dog’s community of over 5.2 million dog and pet lovers in an effort to help maximize their ability to help as many pets as possible in all of the areas impacted by Harvey. All funds will be held by 4 Paws Farm and dispersed across the impacted area. With over $220,000 raised thus far, animals are already starting to get the care they need. Click here to donate
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Donate to the Austin SPCA

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SPCA of Texas is seeking Foster Heroes who are willing to open up their hearts and homes to an animal in need. By becoming a Foster Hero, you will be providing one animal with a comfortable, loving home while allowing another animal to take the foster’s place at the shelter. Click here to learn more about how you can donate 
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Donate to Fund Supplies for Austin Pets Alive

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The amazing team at Austin Pets Alive have already housed over 800 animals at their shelter. What can you do to help? They are gladly accepting shipped packages of towels, crates, bowls and so much more! Know of a Vet Tech or trained vaccinator? Click here for more info.
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Donate to Trusted World

Trusted World has three shelters for evacuees in Dallas. The organization needs volunteers and donations of non-perishable foods, feminine hygiene products and moving boxes. Sign up here to volunteer or make an online donation.
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Donate Blood

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We Are Blood is encouraging anyone interested in donating blood to visit their website or to call 512-206-1266 to make an appointment to donate.
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Facebook and Google Will Match Every Dollar Donated

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Facebook and Google have both pledged to match donations for Hurricane Harvey. Facebook will be matching up to $1 million to the Center for Disaster Philanthropy. Click here to learn more

Google will be matching the first $1 million in donations made to Network For GoodClick here to learn more 
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Donate to the Austin Diaper Bank

Austin Diaper Bank has given over 5,000 diapers to Hurricane Harvey victims. Assist this organization by donating wipes and diapers of all sizes to their warehouse or at one of many drop-off locations. If you do not live in the area you can also make a monetary donation online. Click here to learn more
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Donate While You Dine & Shop

Several Austin restaurants are donating portions of their profits to hurricane relief funds. Visit The Austin Chronicle to find the ful list of restaurants. Visit Austin 360 for a list of more participating stores, bars & restaurants.
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Donate to a Specific County In Need Through United Way

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You can now donate to Harris County, Fort Bend County, Montgomery County, Waller County or wherever your donation will have the most impact. 100% of your donation to the United Way Relief Fund will be used to help the overall community recover from Hurricane Harvey. Click here to learn more
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Donate to Driscoll Children's Hospital

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Help little ones injured and affected by Hurricane Harvey by donating to Driscoll Children’s Hospital​. Click here to learn more and donate
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Donate to Feeding Texas

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Many families affected by Hurricane Harvey have lost everything. By donating to Feeding Texas, 100% of your gift will go to trusted food banks that will provide food, shelter and cleaning supplies to those in need. Click here to learn more and donate
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Donate to Global Giving

Whether you'd like to donate one time or on a recurring basis, GlobalGiving provides long term disaster solutions and reports back to donors on how funds have been used. Click more to learn more and donate 
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