Harvey is showing no mercy. 25 inches of rain fell overnight. Residents in Beaumont and Port Arthur are fighting for their lives and seeking help on twitter.
my phone is on 9% I'm 35— J. (@haleeyjay_) August 30, 2017
Wks pregnant ! Please keep calling for me water is waist deep 2815 34th street 77640 Port Arthur Tx HaleyDavis
Thanks everyone for all your prayers & love from all over.. me & my family is finally safe ❤️— J. (@haleeyjay_) August 30, 2017
PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE send help to— kayla. (@kaykay_dadon) August 30, 2017
820 Smith Rd Port Arthur, Texas 77640. The water is rising and almost at the roof. Anyone ! Help! pic.twitter.com/a67csI7cMJ
There are ways you can help. Beware of scams. According to the NY Times online, the following charities have been verified.
AmeriCares takes medicine and supplies to survivors.
Catholic Charities provides food, clothing, shelter and support services to those from all religious backgrounds.
Donations to the Salvation Army can be made online, by calling 1-800-SAL-ARMY (1-800-725-2769) or texting STORM to 51555.
Airbnb is waiving service fees for those affected by the disaster and checking in between Aug. 23 and Sept. 25, and can guide users in creating a listing where their home is offered to victims free.
GoFundMe has created a page with all of its Harvey-related campaigns, including one started by the country singer Chris Young, who donated $100,000, and another created by the president and chief executive of the Rockport-Fulton Chamber of Commerce.
YouCaring has a fund-raising page set up by J. J. Watt of the Houston Texans with a goal of $3 million. By 4 p.m. Tuesday it had raised more than $2 million.