United Way Bay Area

How to help families affected by Hurricane Harvey

Posted on September 1, 2017, by Tamara Orozco and Kevin Slattery in Live United Latest News Featured


United Way Bay Area stands with those affected by Hurricane Harvey, a storm of epic proportions AND the response needed is of epic proportions.

The Texas and Louisiana communities affected are currently in response mode, assessing the needs of the more than 21,000 individuals in shelters across the region.

United Way’s 2-1-1 call centers are taking calls 24 hours a day, seven days a week, offering resources for those affected by the storm and advice on how you can support the relief effort. Texas 2-1-1 call centers have responded to more than 100,000 calls as of 8/30/17.

How can you help?

Join Leonardo DiCaprio and the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation in supporting the United Way Harvey Recovery Fund, which will distribute 100% of donations to the affected areas, community by community, in the months and years ahead.

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Please Note: Bank of America and American Express are waiving credit card processing fees so that maximum amount of individual donations goes toward recovery efforts on the ground.

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