Hurricane Harvey may be worse thanks to the fallout from hurricane Trump. Not only is the expertise of Trump’s FEMA head questionable, at best, it appears the administration also plans to force people to choose between safety and deportation – an unusually cruel maneuver. We want to help you help the people you know and love (and all the perfect strangers in between) in the path of storm with some resources (below).
The Trump admin is forcing undocumented people to choose between withstanding a hurricane and risking deportation: https://t.co/88C82VmsPm
— Alex Emmons (@AlexanderEmmons) August 25, 2017
Organizations that are helping people prepare for and survive the pending hurricane:
Airbnb continues to step up its humanitarian efforts (you may remember its push to get people to house refugees) by helping people in the path find housing for free.
Heart to Heart is gearing up for medical assistance.
AT&T is working to ensure cell service stays up and running so families and communities can stay in touch.
Convoy of Hope is gearing up to support the area.
Team Rubicon is tracking the storm with an eye to cleanup and relief in its wake.
Direct Relief stands ready to send health kits and emergency kits as needed.
— Hurricane Harvey (@HarveyRelief) August 26, 2017
Last, but not least, here is a list of local food banks that may need your donations in the wake of the disaster, if you live close enough:
Houston Food Bank
Galveston Food Bank
Food Bank of the Golden Crescent (Victoria)
Corpus Christi Food Bank
Southeast Texas Food Bank (Beaumont)
Food Bank of the Rio Grande Valley (Pharr)
Brazos Valley Food Bank (Bryan)
Central Texas Food Bank (Austin)
San Antonio Food Bank
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