I spent the day today sorting donations for Hurricane Harvey at one of the drop off locations. I was amazed at the generosity and outpouring of love and support. I saw mounds of clothing, personal items, new underwear, games and coloring books for the kids, and the list goes on and on.
As time goes on, those displaced will need continued help. Many people ask what is needed and how to donate, especially those who do not live in Texas where they can drive their donation to a drop off spot.
Here’s an easy answer. Amazon set up a wish list called the Hurricane Harvey Community Relief Effort to make donating simple. Order online from the list and 100% of your order will be sent directly to Texas to help Hurricane Harvey victims. So easy. Let you kids help you select which items to send so they feel they are a part of the relief effort.
More About the Hurricane Harvey Community Relief Effort Wish List
The products on the registry range from the cheap essentials — like deodorant, shampoo, and toothpaste — to more substantial, flood-related goods like flashlights, radios, and air mattresses and some of the more expensive items like inflatable boats to aid in rescue operations.
The drive is being put together by the Merritt Law Firm, a civil rights and constitutional law firm in Dallas, Texas. “Any time there’s something going on, this is something that we do,” Latau Martin, a clerk at the law firm, tells Bustle. Martin says the employees of the firm, which is often engaged in non-profit work to help the community, see this as a continuation of their normal operations.
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