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
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:
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:
-Meats – Chicken, Spam
-Fish – Salmon, Tuna
-Peanut Butter (No Glass)
-Jelly (No Glass)
-Fruits or fruit cups
-Face cleansing 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.