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Help Houston

Journalists, nonprofits, and the government are all in agreement: donating money is the best way you can help. Here are some reliable ways to donate, according to the NY Times:

Donate money to the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund

Donate money to The American Red Cross:

American Red Cross – Hurricane Harvey
Text HARVEY to 90999 to donate $10

Donate to the Houston Food Bank

Houston’s families are in dire need of some of the most basic supplies, including diapers. Help by mailing diapers to the Texas Diaper Bank:

Texas Diaper Bank
5415 Bandera Road, Suite 504

San Antonio, Tex.,

Plan for the future

Write the Secretary of the Treasury to thank him for supporting Harvey victims by advocating for a raising of the debt ceiling.

Send a Message to the Secretary

Dear Secretary Mnuchin,

My name is ____ and I am from _____. I am writing to express my gratitude for your stance on raising the debt ceiling. Following Hurricane Harvey, it is of the utmost importance that we do all that is in our power to help our fellow Americans. I fear that if the ceiling is not raised, money will be cut from valuable services which help vulnerable populations across the United States, and I am therefore grateful that you are urging Congress to pursue other methods. I hope that you will continue to fight for Americans and that we can count on you to chose unity over partisan values.

Respectfully, _____ (on behalf of Youth Write Now).

Write the Mayor of Houston to voice your sympathy and to express your hope that Houston will rebuild with the future and the environment in mind.

Mayor Sylvester Turner
City of Houston
P.O. Box 1562
Houston, TX 77251

Dear Mayor Turner,

My name is ____ and I am from _____. I am writing to express my condolences. As a citizen of the United States, it is heartbreaking to watch the trauma that our Texan brothers and sisters must suffer.
When rebuilding Houston, I hope that you will consider the environment and the possibility of future catastrophes. We must take heed of the warnings of climate scientists, who predict that storms will only become more and more severe. Houston must be equipped to cope with disasters, and thus cannot be rebuilt as it was before. We must think of future generations of Americans when we build their homes in the next few years.

I wish you the best of luck and promise to fight for you from ____!

Respectfully, _____ (on behalf of Youth Write Now).

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