Abbott activates entire Texas National Guard in response to Harvey

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"We're looking to find an organization, a registered charity, that's more specific to Texas, but we'll also be making a donation to the Red Cross". The same feature also connects donors with relief organizations that are assisting in the aftermath. Friday night, 42,000 people stayed in shelters in Texas, and 1,500 more stayed in shelters in Louisiana.

Meantime, Sofaly is preparing to deploy to the Virgin Islands on Saturday to help prepare ahead of Hurricane Irma. Let Sandra Bullock serve as an example to us all and inspire us all to have bigger hearts and more caring thoughts.

During the campaign, customers can donate any amount to the American Red Cross at registers in Walmart stores and Sam's Clubs or on and

Overall, diplomatic relations between the two countries have worsened since US President Donald Trump's arrival to the White House, due in part to his campaign promise to build a wall along the border to keep out immigrants, and to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

As of late Thursday afternoon, seven Wal-Mart stores, one Sam's Club and one distribution center remained closed.

Asked what portion of the money people donate will actually go to Harvey victims, she said, "On average, 91 cents of every dollar" goes to Red Cross services.

The actress told the press in a statement that she is always just grateful when she can help in some or other way. "So, they really are picking up and leaving their lives behind them - leaving families and sometimes jobs to go into disaster areas".

To donate to United Way of Greater Houston, which has raised more than $16 million for victims of the hurricane, text "UWFLOOD" to 41444 or visit

Donations pay for relief items like diapers and comfort kits that contain deodorant, toothbrushes, toothpaste and other hygiene items for people forced from their homes.

Once the flooding recedes, the cleanup and rebuilding will begin.

Boeing said it has almost 4,000 employees and supports 39,000 direct and indirect jobs in Texas. "This deployment wouldn't be possible without the support of our team members, disaster relief partners and customers who are all volunteering time and resources to make sure our response is as successful as possible".