The state of Texas continues to experience catastrophic weather and volunteers from Connecticut have already left to help out flood ravaged victims.

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The state of Texas continues to experience catastrophic weather and volunteers from Connecticut have already left to help out flood ravaged victims. According to a recent article in the New York Times, it appears that nearly 450,000 Texas residents will need to seek federal aid to put their lives back together and 300,000 will need to seek shelter to safely escape rising flood waters. Three volunteers from the American Red Cross in Southbury have already left for Texas, and at this point are ready to go to work to help out wherever they'll be needed.

The devastation has been unprecedented and there is still more to come. Texas's entire National guard has been called out. According to wtnh.com., here is how YOU can help.

  1.  Call the American Red Cross at 1-800-Red Cross or text HARVEY to 90999 to make a $10 donation.
  2. Reach out to the Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services and/or call the Salvation Army to make a donation at 1-800-SAL-ARMY.
  3. Catholic Charities has set up a website specifically for Harvey disaster relief. Click on this link if you would like to make a donation.
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For the entire list of ways to help Hurricane Harvey storm victims, click on qz.com.