SC relief workers head to Houston

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Kieserman said that as of Wednesday morning the Red Cross had spent $50 million on Harvey relief, mainly on 232 shelters for 66,000 people.

Seeing the suffering caused by Hurricane Harvey, good citizens want to help. And donating directly through a website gets money to a charity faster than a text donation, even though the text might seem easier.

After five consecutive days of rain, Harvey set a new continental USA record for rainfall for a tropical system. Bullock has been giving away millions to charity.

The 53-year-old Oscar-winning actor has pledged the whopping amount to the people who have been affected by tropical storm in Houston, Texas, reported E!

Investment bank Jefferies, which has deep ties to the energy industry, said Thursday it would donate $5 million to 14 organizations to help victims of Harvey.

"After they complete their training, they will be put on a list and when their deployment possibilities match up with what they need is in Texas or Louisiana then we will notify them", said Kimball.

Group fundraising services such as GoFundMe let people raise money for friends, families, neighbors or themselves - as well as for charity.

The organization says it is working around the clock to provide safe shelter and comfort for the hundreds of thousands of people impacted by this disaster.

Both spokespeople added that further relief efforts are also appreciated if possible.

The relief organisation confirmed the news, "This is an incredible gift".

If you itemize your taxes and plan to deduct your contribution, note that you can do so only if the IRS has certified the organization's nonprofit status.

- The Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund of Houston's mayor, Sylvester Turner, which is administered by the Greater Houston Community Foundation.

Avoid charities or fundraisers that refuse to provide detailed information about their identity, mission, costs, or how your donation will be used. Linn also is putting up as much as $100,000 to match employee donations to relief efforts.

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