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Ways to Help Hurricane Harvey Victims in Dallas

From the Dallas Morning News and the Houston Chronicle:

Some Harvey evacuees have come to Dallas-Fort Worth to avoid the damage and danger of the storms. Here’s how North Texans can help.

Volunteer to Help Evacuees

The City of Dallas may need volunteers to help evacuees at designated recreation centers. Register online to become a volunteer. If you’re already in Houston, you might also consider volunteering with All Hands Volunteers.

Provide Supplies for City Recreation Centers

Drop off supplies at a donation center at 15660 North Dallas Parkway (north of Arapaho Road), Dallas, from 3-8 p.m. through Sept. 1. The center is operated by the local nonprofit group Trusted World, which is working with the city and several disaster relief agencies.

Items needed: diapers, baby wipes, toiletries, feminine hygiene products and nonperishable food including baby formula. The only clothing items that are needed at this time are packs of underwear and socks.

Check the Trusted World Facebook page and the city’s 211 phone line for the latest information.

Donate Money for Hurricane Relief Efforts

Donate to Area Food Banks

(submitted by reader Shellye Lyons)

Donate Blood for Hurricane Relief Efforts

Carter BloodCare will send blood donations to its partners affected by Hurricane Harvey. The center will also deal with an increase in demand for blood and platelets as intensive care patients arrive in North Texas, spokeswoman Linda Goelzer said.

Donations of all blood types are needed, especially O types, she said.

North Texas donors can text DONATE4LIFE to 444-999 and a Carter BloodCare employee can tell you times and places to donate or call 1-877-571-1000.

Help With Displaced Animals/Pets

Hundreds of animals are being displaced because of Hurricane Harvey and are heading to North Texas.

SPCA of Texas is asking for donations of cat litter, litter boxes, towels, blankets, treats, toys and newspaper. Donations can be taken to these locations: 2400 Lone Star Drive in Dallas and 8411 Stacy Road in McKinney. Financial donations are also accepted online.

Provide Shelter for Evacuees

Volunteer your rental home or room through rental site Airbnb.com, which is connecting evacuees in the path of the storm with free, short-term lodging. Airbnb hosts in designated areas are able to volunteer their rentals through a sign-up program. That’s also where evacuees can request lodging.

The program has been activated in several cities, including Dallas, San Antonio and Austin. It will run through Sept. 1.

Tell Dallas Mornings News About Other Ways to Help

Contact reporter Cassandra Jaramillo at cjaramillo@dallasnews.com or editor Leslie Snyder at lsnyder@dallasnews.com to help DMN spread the word about ways North Texans can help.

Photo was taken by the Texas National Guard.

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  1. Here are some additional ways to help:

    Directly Donating to FOOD Banks who are providing immediately to the area, all of these accept ONLINE donations.
    http://www.houstonfoodbank.org/
    http://www.galvestoncountyfoodbank.org/
    http://www.foodbankcc.com/

    The Coastal Bend Disaster Recovery Group: Please consider giving to this Non Profit, the provide LONG TERM CARE AFTER a disaster. http://www.CoastalBendCan.org/CBDRG

    The Texas Diaper Bank: Adult and Children http://www.texasdiaperbank.org/get-involved/

    The Homeless of Houston: Accepts online Donations http://www.homelesshouston.org

    Portlight: Focuses on people with disabilities http://www.homelesshouston.org/

    All Hands Volunteers: https://www.hands.org/texas-hurricane-response/

    • Monica Monica

      Thank you Shellye! I will work on adding these to the article, too.

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