Keeping this very simple. CNN promoted Facebook and Airbnb to help Harvey victims. While those efforts are commendable (Airbnb is reportedly giving free lodging to Texas residents), people in Texas need immediate relief, and there are “boots on the ground” who would appreciate your support.
Please give and help these organizations on the ground in Texas.
Erick Erickson highlighted some troubling research about the Red Cross, and what Texas officials are saying about their efforts. That’s a shame, but I don’t want to recommend them right now. There are plenty of other options for giving.
- Salvation Army
- Samaritan’s Purse
- Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston
- All Hands
- Local food banks
Charity Navigator has a page listing Harvey relief charities, but the ones above will do the most good, the fastest right now.