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Ways You Can Help Hurricane Harvey Flood Victims

Before you donate to a charity, make sure you know where your aid is going. The Center for International Disaster Information recommends checking with a charity monitoring organization like GiveWell, Charity Navigator, Charity Watch, or the Better Business Bureau before donating.

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Organizations and coordinated efforts aiding Hurricane Harvey Flood Victims:

Louisiana Cajun Navy

The American Red Cross

The Salvation Army

Samaritan's Purse

Heart to Heart International

Global Giving

Volunteer Houston has launched a VIRTUAL Volunteer Reception Center to aid non-profits and agencies in finding and deploying people to hard-site areas.

The South Texas Blood & Tissue Center

Texas-based Carter BloodCare (1-877-385-724)

Dallas Animal Services

SPCA of Texas

The Texas Diaper Bank

In addition we have heard from many of you on social media of other volunteer opportunities.

1) Baton Rouge: Cajun Navy 2016 is meeting at Costco in Baton Rouge at 9AM on Tuesday (8/29). Those that have boats, vehicles to transport supplies or donations, please show up.
2) Gonzales: Ascension Fire Department and Chief LeBlanc are collecting supplies at Lamar-Dixon (Barn 7&8) for transport to Texas. Collection begins around 10AM.
3) Denham Springs: Louisiana Cajun Navy is reporting that Scott Innes/103.3 will be collecting donations in a semi on Thursday (8/31) at the Walmart from 9AM until 8PM. Some info suggests truck there starting Wed. We are working to confirm.
4) Baton Rouge: Keller Williams at 8686 Bluebonnet Blvd. is loading a trailer of supplies to leave Wednesday.
5.) BHHS-United Properties, PODS of Lousiana and The City of Central have partnered to create "Rolling In With Relief." Their Donation Center will be open on Thursday until Tuesday 9/5/2016 and PODS are already in place at both Oak Point Grocers accepting donations. The BHHS-United Properties office is open M-F 9-5 accepting donations. Their caravan will be heading to Rockport, Tx first on Wednesday 9/6/17 after that will make 2 additional stops.
6.) PODS has also dropped donation bins at Nooleys in Prairieville, and Oak point in Watson.
7. ) Following churches are accepting donations: Hebron Baptist in Denham Springs, Christ Community Church in Denham Springs, Broadmoor Methodist in Baton Rouge, Journey Church in Central and Greenwell Springs Baptist Church. Also First Baptist Church in Addis is collecting and will have a truck driving to Houston on Wednesday.

##**Please post additional opportunities to help and we will update post. Many of our folks are still trying to recover from the August 2016 flood. Please keep in mind our rescuers and flood victims can always use your prayers. It doesn't cost much and the benefits are out of this world. Thanks and God Bless.