Training for Texas aid full, but local volunteers still needed — Red Cross

Training for Texas aid full, but local volunteers still needed — Red Cross

Training for Texas aid full, but local volunteers still needed — Red Cross

The American Red Cross of the Eastern New York Region has sent 15 volunteers to help with emergency relief in response to Hurricane Harvey, and more are needed.

"I think it has the size and scope to be a Katrina, if not maybe larger", Salemme said. "We have to take care of one another". "Now is the time for communities across the nation to come together and support the first responders and help those who have lost so much".

The remnants of Hurricane Harvey continue to be a threat as extremely risky flooding continues in Texas and parts of Louisiana.

"It's overwhelming, and I really empathize for the people down there, and I can't even imagine what it must be to go through such devastation where you might not have a place to live tomorrow, not knowing how you might get your next meal", Pasko said. GlobalGiving, a crowdfunding site for charities, is trying to raise $2 million for local relief and recovery efforts. But the Better Business Bureau is cautioning donors to do a little bit of homework before deciding how to contribute to make sure the money goes to the people and organizations who can help victims in the best way possible.

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The Gravity star - who has a home in Texas and has always been a supporter of the American Red Cross - said she's hoping that the huge natural disaster that pounded Houston and the surrounding Gulf Coast region will convince people to look beyond political divides and come together to help those in need. Comedian Kevin Hart also launched his own Hurricane Harvey Relief Challenge, calling on fellow stars to doante United States dollars 25,000 to assist Texas residents rendered homeless or without electricity in wake of the natural disaster. Both have direct ties to the Houston region, and will turn to their new Sacramento community, as well as Kings fans, to help in the spirit of the Kings Foundation to: "Do Good, Impact the World, Make Sacramento Proud".

Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) and Whole Foods, which the e-commerce giant recently acquired, will match up to $1 million in donations to the Red Cross through Amazon.com.

The organization says it is working around the clock to provide safe shelter and comfort for the hundreds of thousands of people impacted by this disaster. "Donations enable the Red Cross to prepare for, respond to and help people recover from this disaster".

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