Insurance Industry Opens Hurricane Harvey Disaster Relief Fund

Brandon Parsons
September 1, 2017

"Additionally, we encourage those who can to help the real people affected by Hurricane Harvey by visiting, calling 1-800-RED CROSS or texting the word HARVEY to 90999 to make a $10 donation". Millions of people are facing flash flood warnings, including the entire Houston metro area which is under a flash flood emergency.

Flooding continues to be an issue in areas affected by Harvey. Checks can be made out to "American Red Cross - Hurricane Harvey Relief". "Giving back to our communities and helping those most in need is a hallmark of the PJM culture of caring".

Donations often pour in immediately after disaster strikes but peter out during the long recovery process. Ask for detailed information about the organization, including name, address, telephone number, licensing information, and percentage of your donation that will go to the charity.

Disaster relief efforts in the region align with Boeing´s ongoing commitment to the communities where the company has a presence. Even if they are well-intentioned, they may not have the necessary infrastructure to provide relief or services to the victims. New organizations can play important roles, particularly those connected to marginalized groups, like immigrants, who may not trust established institutions.

A man helps his neighbor down the street after rescuing her in his boat in their Houston neighborhood after flooding from Hurricane Harvey in August 2017.

Disaster Aid USA is a "global emergency relief" organization whose website's main focus is now hurricane-related news.

To sustain that kind of support, the Red Cross needs help in the form of extra volunteers, blood donations and financial contributions.

The Houston Chapter of the Penn State Alumni Association also suggests donating to the City of Houston Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund, the YouCaring Harvey Relief Fund, Houston Food Bank and Houston Diaper Bank. "You've got to stay strong and hold onto faith". Better yet, set up a recurring monthly donation to support your chosen charity over time.

The quickest way to give is to go to the charity's website and donate directly, using a credit or debit card.

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