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Red Cross seeks volunteers for Hurricane Harvey relief

Red Cross seeks volunteers for Hurricane Harvey relief

As Americans are opening their wallets and donating to relief efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, one of the most prominent charities is the American Red Cross.

Watt says, "I wish I could personally thank every single person that's donated, you're making a huge huge difference". A Houston hotel said one of its employees disappeared while helping about 100 guests and workers evacuate the building. Bullock, who has a home in Texas, is encouraging others to come together to support the victims in Houston.

The most efficient way to directly assist those affected by Hurricane Harvey and other disasters is to make a donation to the American Red Cross.

Even though it's been downgraded to a tropical storm, Harvey continues to batter parts of Texas and Louisiana with heavy rains and flooding. It has compiled a list of highly rated Texas groups involved in relief efforts.

- The Texas Diaper Bank in San Antonio is asking for diapers and wipes, which can be dropped off in person or mailed to 5415 Bandera Road, Suite 504, San Antonio, Texas 78238.

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Kieserman said that as of Wednesday morning the Red Cross had spent $50 million on Harvey relief, mainly on 232 shelters for 66,000 people. Sutter Health announced it was giving a $250,000 donation to the American Red Cross Gold Country Region to support disaster relief efforts across Texas. Comedian Kevin Hart also launched his own Hurricane Harvey Relief Challenge, calling on fellow stars to doante Dollars 25,000 to assist Texas residents rendered homeless or without electricity in wake of the natural disaster. And look through local news reports for information on a charity's work, or contacting the local United Way and the local Community Foundation - in this case Houston's.

Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) and Whole Foods, which the e-commerce giant recently acquired, will match up to $1 million in donations to the Red Cross through Amazon.com.

"Nothing has stopped being processed, it's just a little bit delayed and we're so thankful that so many people are being so generous", she said.

The Red Cross has a long reputation as an agency that helps those in need, especially when disasters hit.