Sandra Bullock Donates $1 Million to Help Hurricane Relief Effort

Sandra Bullock Donates $1 Million to Help Hurricane Relief Effort

"We will be sending more", Marshall said.

In quieter, anonymous gestures so many Americans shared what they could.

Sometimes new groups sprout up to respond to catastrophes like the ones now unfolding in Texas that seem tailor-made for supporting people in distress but have some shortcomings. The company's global portfolio includes producing assets in the Harvey-affected Eagle Ford Shale and GOM.

The Red Cross has a massive relief response underway and needs financial donations to be able to provide immediate disaster relief.

Here's how to make sure you are giving in a way that matters the most.

Bullock has long worked with the Red Cross and owns a home in Austin, Texas. "So all our Cox stations are working together to make helping Houstonians as easy as possible".

Houston-based independent Halcon Resources Corp. said Thursday it would match all employee donations up to $3,000 to support relief efforts, in addition to a $250,000 donation to the JJ Watt Houston Flood Relief Fund. I wish I could answer your question, but it's not something I have visibility on in the role that I play in this organization. I can talk about what it costs to deliver certain relief services.

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Charity Navigator is useful for gathering information about existing charities and has a Hurricane Harvey-specific section.

All donations are tax deductible.

- The Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund of Houston's mayor, Sylvester Turner, which is administered by the Greater Houston Community Foundation. As the BBB points out, all charities have administrative costs.

Chang: Through donations, how much of every dollar goes to relief?

According to Combs' social media posts, he was sent to Houston but has stayed in Dallas as flooded roads made it hard for volunteers to get in or out of Houston, the nation's fourth largest city.

Chang: You don't know what portion of that total amount is for relief.

The quickest way to give is to go to the charity's website and donate directly, using a credit or debit card.

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