Medford mayor Stephanie M. Burke released a statement concerning the severe impact of the catastrophic flooding in Houston, Texas.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with the people of Texas, impacted by the ongoing destruction of Hurricane Harvey,” said Mayor Stephanie M. Burke.
“The City of Medford will support and contribute in any way possible to help restore the Texas community as they strive to keep their communities safe and begin the recovery process. The impact Hurricane Harvey has had across the Gulf Coast and surrounding communities has been tragic and we hope that these communities will remain resilient and united as they rebuild together.”
Mayor Burke encouraged the community to consider helping Houston through the following organization:
The American Red Cross – they are accepting donations to aid more than 1,700 people in Texas shelter and support cleanup efforts. You can call 800-RED-CROSS or text HARVEY to 90999 to donate. Giving blood is another way to help, as there is currently a blood shortage.
Americares – This is a Stamford, Connecticut organization which provides medical supplies and aid in response to emergencies. The nonprofit helped with relief efforts in Louisiana following Hurricane Katrina.
Feeding Texas – For those wanting to combat hunger during the weeks of recovery ahead, donors can give to Feeding Texas, part of a national network committed to fostering food security in the state through food banks. 512-527-3613.
Salvation Army – You can donate online or by mail, or phone. To call, dial 800-SAL-ARMY, or send a check specifying Harvey relief to PO Box 1959, Atlanta, GA 30301.
Update: Medford Firefighters Local 1032 is collecting donations to help Hurricane Harvey victims.
The donations will be shipped out Friday. More details are available on their Facebook page.
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