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This is how you can help in the long-term.
As long as the images are on TV and social media the needs of the millions of people affected by Hurricane Harvey will be present in peoples hearts and minds, as well they should be.
So I’ll cut to the chase. If you’re wondering what and how you can help there are many things you can do.
If you’re in the San Antonio area your best bet is the San Antonio Food Bank. They’re collecting, organizing, packing and shipping donated items and $$$.
Here’s the 411:
The food bank’s most wanted items include non-perishable foods, baby food, diapers and hygiene products. Donations can be taken to the Food Bank,5200 Enrique M. Barrera Pkwy, and monetary donations can be made online at safoodbank.org.
If you’re not in SA, then I’ll refer you to the Red Cross – they’ve set up a Hurricane Harvey relief website, and they need cash donations to provide essentials in these vital first days of the disaster: https://www.redcross.org/donate/hurricane-harvey
But it doesn’t end there!
Here’s where NewsTaco can help you help them.
The need for donations, volunteers, and help in ways we can’t think of right now will extend well beyond the life of the headline-grabbing images and videos.
Weeks from now, months from now when SE Texas no longer dominates our minds and media the need will still be there. Here’s what we’ll do:
Click on The Grito, We’ll send you gentle reminders.
Weekly, at first, then monthly reminders of the Harvey relief needs – what’s needed, how and where you can help.
Our fear is that once the water and the headlines recede the needs will grow. The damage is historic, our response needs to be historic as well.
So click on The Grito box on the right and send us your contact information. We’ll put you on our list and nudge you with an occasional reminder – you can get off the list anytime you want.
This is going to be a long haul for the Texas gulf coast and the needs won’t disappear when the sun comes out.