Hurricane Harvey Brings In Over $350M In Charity In Three Weeks

A man tries to rest as people seek shelter at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston on Monday. Thousands of people stayed at the convention center. MUST CREDIT: Washington Post photo by Jabin Botsford

More than 50 local and national charities have raised more than $350 million in the nearly three weeks since Hurricane Harvey struck the Texas Gulf Coast.

But most of the money raised for Harvey has gone to the Red Cross, which has raised at least $211 million. The rest went to other organizations, including 40 groups listed by Charity Navigator, as well as dozens of other groups and individual families raising money on do-it-yourself sites such as GoFundMe.

Among the most critical needs is figuring out housing for thousands of people who are still living in emergency shelters, many of whom are not eligible for federal assistance. Others lost everything in their homes, and some people are living in gutted homes flooded by sewage because they have nowhere else to go. Read more at Business Insider.


















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