The tropical storm Harvey flooded many places in the south of Texas last weekend. Around 300.000 households are cut off from electricity. Thousands had to flee their homes. Harvey was the most powerful storm on the US main land in the last 12 years.
Life in the megacity Houston is paralyzed. There were 56.000 emergency calls registered within 15 hours, 7 times more than usually. Houston, as well as Dallas, offered public buildings as emergency shelters for people whose homes were flooded.
We want to help to provide people in need with the necessary: clear water, food, medicine, fuel, hygiene products, and shelter. All donations will be forwarded to local NGOs in Texas through our partner globalgiving.org. These local nonprofit partners are already responding to survivors' immediate needs.
Once initial relief work is complete, this fund will transition to support longer-term recovery efforts. We believe that organizations that are deeply-rooted in local communities are in the best position to provide long-term support for survivors of natural disasters like Hurricane Harvey.
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