Red Cross Midwest Kentucky Seeking Help with Texas Relief Efforts

Posted September 01, 2017

Tuesday afternoon, local Red Cross workers set up for a training program where they will teach more than 100 new volunteers important information to help people effected by Hurricane Harvey.

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"Once the storm passes there will be literally thousands of houses that will need to be gutted", Agee said. Bullock has been giving away millions to charity.

The vehicles are loaded with trained volunteers, food and other supplies, functioning like mobile food trucks, he said.

Better still, many people in the charity world suggest that putting money directly in the hands of local and state organizations is the most efficient way to help those in need. Fresno County residents can donate new, unopened goods that include underwear, socks, warmups for adults and children, toiletries, hygiene products, baby items such as formula, wipes, bottles, diapers and Graco Pack 'n Plays for babies to sleep in. On Friday, September 1st, all five Cox Media Group radio stations will join FOX23, My41 and Cox Communications to collect cash donations and aid in relief efforts. "Our thoughts are with the people of Texas who are impacted by this catastrophic hurricane and flooding".

The American Red Cross says more than 17,000 evacuees are now at shelters in Texas. For security and tax record purposes, contribute by check or credit card or another way that provides documentation of the donation.

- The Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund of Houston's mayor, Sylvester Turner, which is administered by the Greater Houston Community Foundation.

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

But wireless companies tend to wait until you officially cover the donation's cost - by paying your bill - before passing that money along to the charity. "You've got to stay strong and hold onto faith". Even credit card donations have processing fees.