By now, we have all heard about what is happening in the South. At least 37 people are dead and 100 million are without power as multiple powerful storm systems bring record-breaking cold weather, snow, and freezing rain to the south-central U.S. and portions of the East Coast.
In states not accustomed to this weather, the conditions have forced rolling blackouts and frequent outages. Millions are being told to boil water before they drink it, but lack the electricity and gas services to do so. The images are heartbreaking; families sleeping in their cars for warmth, mothers burning clothing in fireplaces to generate heat. We may very well be looking at the beginnings of a mass humanitarian crisis.
That’s why we’ve put this resource list together below. Share it with friends and donate to organizations with boots on the ground, delivering everything from bottled water to blankets and generators. Roads are impassible and many stores are closed, so this is the best way to assist the needy. These people need our help; so let’s make a difference!
How to Help Winter Storm Victims Right Now:
Follow these accounts and donate:
Feed The People DTX Mutual Aid — mutual aid group for Dallas
Mutual Aid Houston — mutual aid group for Houston
Austin Mutual Aid — mutual aid group for Austin
DFW Mutual Aid — mutual aid group for Dallas Ft. Worth
CrowdSource Rescue — delivering generators and space heaters & rescuing the elderly
Warming Station Directory for Residents — where to find warming stations for residents with no heat
Austin Pets Alive! — helping pets in cold conditions
Austin Area Urban League — providing hotel rooms and supplies to those without homes
Maximizing Hope — purchasing hotel rooms for houseless people in the Austin area
Dallas Stops Evictions — providing shelter and hot meals to homeless Dallas residents
Free Lunch — distributing healthy home-cooked meals to those experiencing homelessness in Austin
Coalition for the Homeless — helping those in the Houston area get into shelters and warming centers
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Sunrise Navigation Center — cold weather staples like socks, beanies, and gloves
Camp Rhonda — supplies such as storage trunks and tarps
Family Gateway — cleaning supplies and home essentials for children and families affected by homelessness
Thank you for helping us to share this list and spread the word! Every dollar counts.