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Hurricane Harvey: How you can help the people of Texas

As Houston continues to experience life-threatening flooding, heavy rains, and severe storms, many of you have asked us how you can help.
Two people walk down a flooded section of Interstate 610 in floodwaters from Tropical Storm Harvey on Sunday, Aug. 27, 2017, in Houston, Texas. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) - As Houston continues to experience life-threatening flooding, heavy rains, and severe storms, many of you have asked us how you can help.

Here are some places to donate that will help the residents of Texas hit hard by Harvey:

  • The Mayor of Houston has set up a recovery fund for victims of Hurricane Harvey. You can donate to that fund here.

  • WTHR Cares is working with the American Red Cross to collect money for victims. Visit any Kroger store and scan the donation bar code while you check out. Also, any central Indiana Forum Credit Union will let you donate funds to WTHR Cares. You can also donate to the Red Cross online or text 90999 to donate $10. If you want to volunteer for the Red Cross, click here.

  • Project Purse will be holding a collection at the Garfield Park Farmer's Market on Saturday, September 2nd. They're collecting purses and multiple hygiene products to put inside them to send to Houston. More here:

  • The Salvation Army has deployed more than 40 mobile kitchens to Texas. Each of these kitchens is capable of serving 1,500 meals per day. There are several ways you can donate to the Salvation Army. You can donate online here, via text by sending "STORM" to 51555, by phone by calling 1-800-SAL-ARMY, or by mailing a check to the following address: The Salvation Army 3100 North Meridian Street, Indianapolis, IN 46208. They ask that you designate "Hurricane Harvey" on all checks.

  • The Midwest Food Bank in Indianapolis is sending relief boxes to Texas. The boxes contain enough food and supplies for a family for roughly a week. To donate, send checks to Midwest Food Bank, 6450 S. Belmont Ave, Indianapolis, Indiana 46217. If you want to donate, click here.

  • Americares, a non-profit, is also accepting donations. You can donate online here.

  • Austin Pets Alive! is working with shelters in the path of the storm to transport as many pets from danger as possible. They have a list of needs, and also a form make a monetary donation, here.

  • Feeding Texas is the state's network of food banks. Donate to them here.

  • The Texas Diaper Bank is sending out relief kits for babies, young kids, the elderly and disabled. You can donate here.

  • Forest Creek Village fundraising lunch. All proceeds will go to nursing home communities in Galveston County, Texas. The lunch is Thursday, August 31st, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Forest Creek Village. (525 East Thompson Road)