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Text to Support Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts

Published on August 29, 2017

American Red Cross post on Twitter: "Help those affected by #HurricaneHarvey" with picture of white towels on a cot

Hurricane Harvey has inundated Southeastern Texas with record-breaking rain and catastrophic flooding since making landfall on Friday night.

The Red Cross is “working around the clock along the Gulf Coast to help the thousands of people whose lives have been devastated” by Harvey, which is now a tropical storm.

You can easily donate to their relief efforts by texting the keyword “HARVEY” to the short code 90999. This will automatically send $10 to the Red Cross, and the charge will be reflected on your mobile phone bill. You can also donate by calling 1-800-RED-CROSS or clicking this iTunes link.

There are other ways to donate by text, too.

For instance, texting “HARVEY” to 80100 will send $10 to GlobalGiving’s Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund.

And texting “STORM” to 51555 will direct you to The Salvation Army’s Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts, where you can select your gift amount.

Many media outlets have compiled lists of ways you can donate and help out. USA Today, ABC News, and Time have some good resources if you need a place to start.

Tropical Storm Harvey continues to cause historic flooding in Texas and is on its way into Louisiana. Relief efforts are ongoing. Our thoughts are with everyone affected by the storm.

Update: The high volume of text-based support for the Red Cross has overloaded the agency’s texting system. You can still use it, but you might experience messaging delays:

“It is a little bit slower. It is working, it just might take a couple of hours for folks to see that return text message that says you have donated $10,” said communication director for Red Cross Indiana Duchess Adjei. (CBS Indianapolis)


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