Here’s a list of ways to help out fellow Texans that are currently struggling due to the historic winter storm of 2021.

Last weekend, an Arctic freeze swept through the country's central and southern parts, including Texas, bringing dangerously low temperatures not seen in decades and triggering a winter storm warning.

For the first time in history, Texas's entire State was placed under a winter storm warning prompting a Federal Emergency Declaration.

The cold snap was responsible for rolling blackouts affecting over 3 million residents, people and wildlife freezing to death, and water pipes that have frozen over busting open and leaving millions more without water and resources as the days go by.

As millions continue to face extreme winter weather, several non-profit organizations are working to offer aid and resources to residents impacted by the frigid weather.

Ways To Help:

Red Cross

  • Donate at redcross.org
  • Call 800-RED-CROSS
  • Text REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation
  • The American Red Cross is supporting at least 35 warming centers with cots and blankets across the state.

Donate Blood

  • For a list of locations and hours to donate, visit giveblood.org.

Salvation Army

  • The Salvation Army helps fight the freeze providing shelter, food, and other necessary items to those in need throughout Texas.
  • Donate HERE

Mercy Chefs

  • Mercy Chefs provides hot meals, clean drinking water, and USDA Farmers to Families grocery boxes in the Dallas/Fort Worth area.

Food Banks

  • Feeding Texas has a comprehensive list of food banks across the state, searchable by zip code.
  • Support Caritas of Austin by making a monetary donation or ordering items from their Amazon wish list to be shipped directly to the center, which helps those experiencing housing insecurity in the Austin area.

Pets

  • Austin Pets Alive accepts monetary donations to provide heating pads, Styrofoam coolers, and dog beds, heat lamps to help keep pets warm across Texas warm and safe during the freezing conditions. The group needs heating pads, Styrofoam coolers, dog beds, heat lamps, and monetary donations.

 

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