1 settembre 2017 Daniele Buzzurro

Supporting Texas, The Lone Star State

Alexendre Jorge evacuates Ethan Colman, 4, from a neighborhood inundated by floodwaters from Tropical Storm Harvey on Monday, Aug. 28, 2017, in Houston, Texas. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Alexendre Jorge evacuates Ethan Colman, 4, from a neighborhood inundated by floodwaters from Tropical Storm Harvey on Monday, Aug. 28, 2017, in Houston, Texas. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

What we have seen these last days in Texas has shocked all the world. Harvey hurricane turned this State into an enormous lake, submerging a third of Houston, the fourth largest city in the United States. Many people lost their homes & it seems that the water that actually is covering Texas could become contaminated by pesticides, discharges, solvents, industrial chemicals able to end up in thew ater.

We really hope that Texas could be The Lone Star State again – if you need or if you want to give help, click here and you`ll find support for your needs and/or you`ll be able to send donations.

 

People walk down a flooded street as they evacuate their homes after the area was inundated from Hurricane Harvey on August 28, 2017 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

People walk down a flooded street as they evacuate their homes after the area was inundated from Hurricane Harvey on August 28, 2017 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

 

These are the info for Houston instead:

  • Individuals. Call 211 (713-685-2300 if out of the area). They are coordinating volunteers.
  • Groups or Individuals. Register at http://volunteerhouston.org (likely the most comprehensive and easiest to use).
  • Corporations wanting to donate supplies or money (for example, XYZ Corp has truckloads of supplies they want to contribute):
    Please send an email to Norma.Meadows@houstontx.gov and Carlecia.Wright@houstontx.gov with the following information:
    – Name of organization
    – Name of person to call regarding the donation
    – Email of Point of Contact
    – Service provided
  • Individuals wanting to donate. Harris County & COH JOINT Donations Hotline. 1-800-924-5985
  • Medical volunteers. SETRAC website for medical volunteers to register for disaster volunteer ops: https://texasdisastervolunteerregistry.org/