What you can do to help victims of Hurricane Harvey

- The effects of Hurricane Harvey have been devastating for Texans with unprecedented flooding and storm damage forcing thousands to evacuate their homes and try to find refuge in shelters and other public spaces. 

Even if you're not in the area, there's still plenty you can do. If you're interested in helping the victims of this disaster, explore the links below. 

Many organizations are accepting donations on behalf of the victims. You can donate any amount and as the saying goes, every penny counts. Some organizations collecting donations are: 

If you're looking to help out the four-legged friends that have been affected by Harvey, the SPCA of Texas, Dallas Animal Services and Austin Pets Alive are accepting donations to help the displaced animals. They are also looking for volunteers to foster pets. 

If you have the ability to volunteer your time to help the victims of Hurricane Harvey you can do so with the American Red Cross or the Salvation Army. Both organizations are in need of shelter volunteers.

Keep in mind that not all charities are trustworthy. Always make sure the organization you're donating to is legit. The Federal Trade Commission has released a list of tips to help you avoid a scam. 

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