Apple now accepting donations via iTunes for Hurricane Harvey relief efforts

Red Cross volunteer training sessions could be abbreviated to get help to the flood victims in Texas that much quicker. Shortly after making landfall, the system was downgraded to a tropical storm, but it still wrecked havoc among much of Texas.

Volunteers with local chapters of the American Red Cross are already on the ground in Texas, helping with relief efforts. More volunteers are on standby to deploy should the need arise.

Hurricane Harvey made landfall along the Texas Gulf Coast with over 100 miles per hour winds and up to 35 inches of rain, leading to devastating and life-threatening flooding.

People walk dogs through flooded streets as the effects of Hurricane Harvey are seen Sunday in Galveston.

The American Red Cross is accepting monetary and blood donations to help those affected by Harvey, which is still dumping rain on the Houston area in Texas.

The American Red Cross started preparing for a Category 4 storm with devastating impact across the Gulf Shore.


"Each of the volunteers have different skill sets", Tobin said, adding there are mental health professionals, logistics people and those specializing in mass food preparation.

"If you've ever considered becoming a volunteer for the Red Cross, now is the time", Springs said. Earlier on Sunday, the US National Hurricane Center (NHC) said Harvey continued to pose a deadly threat despite its gradual weakening.

"If this storm does what they are predicting, which is just sit in the area and dump rain, it is going to be catastrophic flooding".

"They're serving people's immediate needs".

If you want to help, you can make a donation on the Red Cross website.

Anyone interested in providing disaster relief support through the Red Cross can do so through their website.


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