3 basic necessities you can give Harvey victims, right now.
Hurricane Harvey is the most powerful storm to hit the US mainland in a decade, destroying 30,000+ homes, with a cost of an estimated $125 billion in destruction. 32,000 people are in shelters around Texas, and officials solemnly report 31 losses of life with the toll expected to rise; 325,000 have registered for assistance with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) as of Thursday, according to ABC News.
3 daily necessities you can give:
Consider for a moment what it would be like to be an individual suffering from a chronic condition like diabetes, asthma or mental illness, where much needed prescriptions and/or health management devices have been lost, swept away, irreparably damaged, or made inaccessible due to flooding. Think of women who, displaced from their home and belongings, may not have the menstrual supplies they have great need for.
1. Medical Prescriptions: Direct Relief:
The only nonprofit licensed to deliver prescriptions in all 50 states, rated #1 on Charity Navigator, already delivering thousands of supplies (not just prescriptions) to those affected in the area. Here's a direct link to their giving page - 100% of donations go straight to Hurricane Harvey relief efforts.
2. Tampons: Aunt Flow:
Aid in the delivery of truckloads of supplies going down to Houston by purchasing a $5 menstrual supply kit here, on their Help for Harvey page. Aunt Flow provides 100% organic cotton menstrual products on a one-for-one model; when one kit is purchased, one is donated to communities and programs that serve those in need. 30,000 menstrual products have been donated since its inception in 2016!
3. Diapers: Texas Diaper Bank
Looking for any brand and any size baby diapers, pull-ups, adult diapers, formula, and wipes. They need primarily the larger sizes of diapers, pull-ups, and adult diapers.
"100% of every donation will go to disaster relief efforts along the Texas coast. Diapers and other items will be distributed to shelters in the affected areas over the course the next several weeks. Donations will continue to go towards post-recovery efforts to families that have been displaced long-term."
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