Hurricane Harvey: How North Texans Can Help

This post will be updated throughout as new information becomes available. As Hurricane Harvey approaches the Texas Gulf Coast, some evacuees are heading toward Dallas-Fort Worth to avoid the storm.Here's how North Texans can help, with shelter, supplies and volunteer efforts:Live coverage: Hurricane Harvey heads for Texas coastProvide shelter:AIRBNB: Volunteer your rental home or room through rental site Airbnb.com, which is connecting evacuees in the path of the storm with free, short-term lodging. Airbnb hosts in designated areas are able to volunteer their rentals through a sign-up program. That's also where evacuees can request lodging.The program has been activated in several cities, including Dallas, San Antonio and Austin. It will run through Sept. 1. Volunteer:CITY OF DALLAS: Volunteers may be needed through the weekend at three city recreation centers designated for evacuees. Check this post for updates.A spokeswoman for the city's Office of Emergency Management said that as of Friday morning, the city has not been alerted to anyone needing shelter.Three Dallas recreation centers are preparing to take in evacuees: Walnut Hill Recreation Center, 10011 Midway Road; Tommie Allen Recreation Center, 7071 Bonnie View Road; Samuel Grand Recreation Center at 6200 E. Grand Ave.Provide supplies:CITY OF DALLAS: Supplies may be needed through the weekend at three city recreation centers designated for evacuees. Check this post for updates.Tell us:Help us spread the word about ways North Texans can help. Contact reporter Cassandra Jaramillo at cjaramillo@dallasnews.com or editor Leslie Snyder at lsnyder@dallasnews.com.  Continue reading...

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