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Hurricane Harvey help

 
 
Reply Wed 30 Aug, 2017 03:30 pm
I haven't posted here in years.. it feels strange.
Hello yall! :-)

I'm picking through my things trying to piece together any thing i can to create a way to help . I'm not really looking for advice on whether or not to go... what I'm looking for is experience stories. Things i may not think of that would be helpful... dangers, cautions, how to keep myself safe ( besides being armed because i will be) ...

I've never been through a hurricane or massive flooding so i don't know what to expect. I went to south Texas during Ike and helped photograph.. i will do that again but this time i have a kayak so hopefully I'll be some help some where.

What should i do
What do i expect?
How should i prepare myself?
Im not rich. In fact, gas to get there and back has a limit so suggestions of expensive gear won't help..

I'm torn on how and what to do. I just know i need to go. I know too many lovely people there.. I've lived in the area..i know it like the back of my hand.

Yes, donating money is always the easiest. If there aren't people there to put that money to use and help... money is useless. I can't give money... but i can give my time and I'm an odd bird in that i have a lot of survival gear that could be helpful to people.

Advice, suggestions.... i cant sit and watch any longer. I want to leave Friday.
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ossobucotemp
 
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Reply Wed 30 Aug, 2017 07:16 pm
@shewolfnm,
I'm interested, but not a donator or a doer, a low money person.

I remember your not showing up last time you said you were coming here.

Past that beeswax, I've always liked your photos: on those, you know what to do.

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izzythepush
 
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Reply Thu 31 Aug, 2017 03:14 am
This government website has guidelines for those wishing to help.

https://qz.com/1064887/hurricane-harvey-how-to-volunteer-to-help-houston/
farmerman
 
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Reply Sun 3 Sep, 2017 10:54 am
@izzythepush,
weve been working at a supply depot in Md the last week. STuff thats still needed is a lot of baby goods and all kinds of hygiene stuff. I really believe thatbottled water is in oversupply .
Try to work with some relief groups in the storm area.
Gotta Go.
farmerman
 
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Reply Sun 3 Sep, 2017 11:11 am
@farmerman,
worried bout Shewolf, Edgar, Chai, P DiIdiie.
Anybody in touch?
glitterbag
 
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Reply Sun 3 Sep, 2017 12:39 pm
@farmerman,
Shewolf is doing volunteer work to help the flood victims, I believe her house is alright. Someone posted that Edgar is fine, he has his house and power but no internet.

My sister-inlaw and 2 nephews look vet about an hour away from Austin, they are also fine and SIL has a few people who were evacuated staying with her.
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Lash
 
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Reply Sun 3 Sep, 2017 01:35 pm
PDid was in good shape at least five days after the hurricane made landfall. Haven't checked in recently.
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Finn dAbuzz
 
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Reply Sun 3 Sep, 2017 05:02 pm
@shewolfnm,
That's wonderful of you.

I don't have the time to go to the stricken zone to volunteer as I have a company to run and it has been creamed by Harvey. However, I do have money to donate and I did.

Without turning this into a political thread there have already been reports of political activists seeking to fund their organizations by appealing to those who wish to help the people of Southeast Texas. Therefore if anyone wishes to contribute, I strongly recommend you avoid anything that smacks of ideological activism and instead use Charity Navigator. It won't steer you wrong.

https://www.charitynavigator.org/
farmerman
 
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Reply Mon 4 Sep, 2017 05:44 am
@Finn dAbuzz,
glad to hear the news abut all our Texas friends. This one is gonna take a long time to make it right again.
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