As a Category 4 hurricane when it struck land at Rockport,
Texas, Hurricane Harvey is the most powerful hurricane to hit Texas is over 50
years. It hit not just once on Friday, August 25, but a second time at the
Texas-Louisiana border, and a third time about 25 miles west of Lake Charles,
Louisiana, causing catastrophic flooding in the middle and upper coastal areas.
These areas saw their normal annual amount of rain within a few days, some
areas receiving over 50 inches.
Like so many people tracking the storm, we were nervous,
scared, and heartbroken to watch what was occurring and feeling helpless to our
friends, family, and fellow Texans who were stuck in the middle of the storm
and flooding. We decided the best way we could help was to raise money to
donate to the Houston arm of the American Red Cross.
If you are unsure of who to donate to, here are some
organizations that are working directly affected by Harvey:
Red Cross, Gulf Coast: www.redcross.org/local/texas/gulf-coast
United Way Houston: https://www.unitedwayhouston.org/flood/flood-donation
Boys & Girls Club Greater Houston: http://www.bgcgh.org/About-Us
Houston Humane Society: https://www.houstonhumane.org/…/desi…/hurricane-harvey-fund