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How You Can Help Those Affected by Hurricane Harvey

Margy (left) and Rich Reynard live in the downtown Houston area. "Where we live, the streets are fine," says Rich. "If we get 15 more inches of rain, I don't know that it can stay that way." KATIE HAYES LUKE FOR NPR

After reaching the Texas coast Friday night, Hurricane Harvey - which has since been reduced to a tropical storm - continues to wreak havoc on the state. Houston has been inundated and rain totals are projected to exceed 50 inches before the storm clears.

As of today, there's been an estimated 2,000 people rescued so far. But as the rains continue, the flooding will leave many more in search of help and need. Below  you will find a list of resources West Texans can use to help those affected by Hurricane Harvey.




Here's how you can help locally:

The Permian Basin Red Cross 

If you are looking to make a financial contribution to the American Red Cross, you can visit their Midland offices at:

9601 Wright Drive
Midland, TX 79711
Phone: 432-563-2267

Or, you can give in the following ways:

  • Text: ‘HARVEY’ to 90999 to make a $10 donation
  • Call: 1-800-RED CROSS
  • Go online: redcross.org

The Salvation Army of Midland

Make your donations online here.

You can donate by mail to:

The Salvation Army
PO BOX 1959
Atlanta, GA 30301  

(NOTE: Designate Hurricane Harvey on all checks.)

Or you can donate by Phone:

call 1-800-SAL-ARMY

The West Texas Food Bank

You can donate food items to those affected by Hurricane Harvey through the West Texas Food Bank.

The organization is accepting packaged food items, but cannot receive anything in glass. There are two locations in West Texas
West Texas Food Bank – Midland
1601 Westcliff Drive
Midland, Texas 79703
Map to Location

West Texas Food Bank – Odessa
411 S Pagewood Ave.
Odessa, Texas 79761
Map to Location

The Food Bank is looking for the following items:
Canned Foods
-Meats - Chicken, Spam
-Fish - Salmon, Tuna
-Peanut Butter (No Glass)
-Jelly (No Glass)
-Fruits or fruit cups

Dry Foods
-Pop Tarts
-Powdered Milk

Cleaning Supplies
-Paper Towels
-Disinfecting Wipes

Personal Supplies
-Face cleansing wipes
-Baby Wipes
-Feminine Hygiene Products

They are also accepting baby food and formula.

If you know of any relief efforts in West Texas, please let us know. You can send us a Facebook message.

If you're outside of the West Texas area, here's how you can help in you're in Austin, or if you're in North Texas.



Carlos Morales is Marfa Public Radio's News Director.