As all of us in the DeBellaware Valley continue to keep Houston in our thoughts through this difficult time, here are some trustworthy ways to help those affected, right from our own homes:

National Organizations:

The American Red Cross is accepting donations at You can also text HARVEY to 90999 to donate $10.

AmeriCares takes medicine and supplies to survivors. Visit for more information

Donations to the Salvation Army can be made at, by calling 1-800-SAL-ARMY (1-800-725-2769) or texting STORM to 51555.

Local organizations

Carter BloodCare covers hospitals in North, Central and East Texas. To donate, call 877-571-1000 or text DONATE4LIFE to 444-999.

The United Way of Greater Houston flood relief fund will be used to help with immediate needs as well as long-term services like minor home repair. Visit to donate or text UWFLOOD to 41444.