Lake Forest Park News

Posted on: August 31, 2017

Hurricane Harvey Relief Donations

In response to numerous inquiries from the community, the Northshore Emergency Management Coalition has provided the following recommendations for relief donations for those impacted by Hurricane Harvey.

  • Red Cross: The Red Cross depends on financial donations to provide immediate relief. Text the word HARVEY to 90999 to make a $10 donation. You can also visit, or call 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767).
  • United Way: Text UWFLOOD to 41444 to donate to the United Way Flood Relief Fund.
  • Salvation Army: Donations to support The Salvation Army's Hurricane Harvey relief efforts can be made at, or by calling 1-800-SAL-ARMY (1-800-725-2769).

Donate cash, not supplies:

Most charities prefer monetary donations instead of supplies. Monetary donations are more flexible and cause less of a strain on the charity, allowing them to provide more help to those in need.

The US Agency for International Development (USAID) explains, "Unlike material donations, cash involves no transportation costs, shipping delays, or customs fees. It also enables relief organizations to spend more time providing aid by spending less time managing goods."

Thank you for your generosity.

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