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Harvey was a category 4 hurricane then became a flooding event on the Texas Gulf Coast

TODAY Helping After Harvey

Bring much-needed supplies to the United Way of Metropolitan Dallas Tuesday

    TODAY Helping After Harvey

    TODAY investigative correspondent Jeff Rossen criss-crosses the country in conjunction with the United Way to collect donations that will be delivered to the people of Houston. (Published Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017)

    Hurricane Harvey left South Texas devastated, and NBC’s TODAY Show needs your help to provide relief to those affected by the storm.

    On Tuesday, TODAY kicks off Helping After Harvey, a donation drive for the United Way. TODAY’s investigative correspondent Jeff Rossen will crisscross the country with the United Way to collect donations for the victims of Hurricane Harvey, and he will be live on TODAY with the big kick-off right here in Dallas.

    On Tuesday, we need you to bring these desperately needed items to the United Way of Metropolitan Dallas, which will accept donations between 5:30 and 9 a.m. at 1800 N. Lamar St. in Dallas.

    • Nonperishable Food
    • Bottled Water
    • Toilet Paper
    • Paper Towels
    • Bleach
    • Mops
    • Trash Bags
    • School Supplies
    • Underwear
    • Socks
    • New Pillows
    • Blankets
    • Sheets
    • Toiletries
    • Feminine Hygiene Products  

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    TODAY Helping After Harvey
    Bring Donations to Help Storm Victims
    5:30-9 a.m. Tuesday
    United Way of Dallas
    1800 N. Lamar St.

    If you missed out on the collection drive, The American Red Cross has set up a "Wish List" on Amazon. CLICK HERE to choose from the list and have the goods sent to the people who need it.

    To give to the United Way of Greater Houston Relief Fund, visit or text "UWFLOOD" to 41444.

    There are also other ways you can help from home right now:

    You can text "HARVEY" to 90999 to donate to the Red Cross to help families, or you can head to RedCross.Org. If you want to support pets, is a good site to visit.

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    For those looking to provide people with a warm meal, HoustonFoodBank.Org is accepting money donations and also looking for volunteers to serve.

    Finally, for anyone searching for a list of major charities and ratings for each one, has all of that information right in one place. Rossen also has outlined ways to avoid being scammed when trying to help hurricane victims.

    NBC 5 and Kroger are teaming up to get help with the relief effort for the damage caused by Hurricane Harvey. Visit your neighborhood Kroger and make a monetary donation to the American Red Cross at Kroger's check-out registers. All of the money will go to the Red Cross Disaster Relief. The American Red Cross is working around the clock to help those in need by providing food, shelter and emotional support for the people whose lives have been disrupted. Visit or call 1-800-RED-CROSS for more information on the relief efforts.


    Other ways to help the victims of Hurricane/TS Harvey:



    The Salvation Army is also accepting financial donations. Salvation Army 1-800-SAL-ARMY (725-2769)


    Carter BloodCare will send blood donations to its partners affected by Hurricane Harvey. 1-877-571-1000. Text DONATE4LIFE to 444-999


    SPCA of Texas is expecting 300 cats and dogs to come to North Texas. The agendy is asking for donations of cat litter, litter boxes, towels, blankets, treats, toys and newspaper. Donations can be dropped off at the following two locations: SPCA of Texas Jan Rees-Jones Animal Care Center at 2400 Lone Star Drive in Dallas and the SPCA of Texas at 8411 Stacy Road in McKinney. Monetary donations can be made online at