GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Just as recovery efforts begin in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, more residents are bracing for Hurricane Irma.
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If you’d like to help those impacted by the storms, there are several ways:
- Donate to the Salvation Army by calling 1.800.SAL.ARMY, visiting its website or texting “STORM” to 51555.
- Donate to the Red Cross by going to its website, calling 1.800.HELP.NOW or by texting 90999 to donate $10. The money will go toward recovery efforts.
- Find your local chapter of the American Red Cross online and ask what you can do to support its work.
- Donate to Houston’s Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund online or by sending checks or money orders to:
Greater Houston Community Foundation
5120 Woodway Drive, Suite 6000
Houston, TX 77056
Six Kent County mayors are working to spread the word about the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund, which was established by Houston mayor Sylvester Turner after an overwhelming number of calls and messages from people looking to help.
“We are getting calls from across the country and right here in our hometown, and the generosity of people who understand this disaster is truly amazing,” Turner told KXAN. “Together we can make a difference to those who will need extensive help to get back on their feet once this storm is over.”
“Grand Rapidians have a long history of providing support to those impacted by disasters. The people of Houston need our help, and I urge our community to answer that call,” said Grand Rapids Mayor Rosalynn Bliss in a statement Tuesday.
“Having dealt with the impact of severe weather incidents in the last couple years, our thoughts and prayers go out to our colleague Mayor Turner and all those in Houston who have been affected by Hurricane Harvey. We stand beside the Houston community and trust that, in addition to support from our city and those around the nation, their indomitable spirit will carry them through,” Poll stated.
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