Hurricane Harvey: Here's how you can help victims of the Texas storm

Hurricane Harvey: Here's how you can help victims of the Texas storm

Hurricane Harvey has weakened to a tropical storm, but continued to drench the Gulf Coast and the worst still might not be over in Texas.

People watching from the rest of the world may feel helpless, but there are ways to get involved and help the victims of this massive storm. "Several volunteers volunteered in (Hurricane) Sandy, and others who were affected by it later joined the Red Cross to help others".

The company is collecting donations in $5, $10, $25, $50, $100, and $200 increments, with all of the proceeds going to help the Red Cross's efforts in the area.

Concannon said volunteers commit to staying on the deployment for at least two weeks, but can stay longer if possible.

"These are really fantastic people", Concannon said.

The American Red Cross is accepting donations to provide relief for people affected by Hurricane Harvey.

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"People should not go out and buy things, because they might not be needed", she explained.

Volunteers and emergency responders from the D.C. area headed to the Lone-Star state on Sunday to help with relief efforts.

More than 125 Red Cross emergency response vehicles, including the three from SC, also have been activated.

Donate online to the America Red Cross disaster relief fund. Texas organization Carter BloodCare and South Texas Blood and Tissue Center are also seeking blood donations.

People wishing to donate blood should contact their local community's Red Cross or check for blood banks in their area. The hospital transported many of its patients out of harm's way, but will likely sustain damage during the storm and will need funds to fix.

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