Charities across the country are gearing up to help the victims of what may be the most catastrophic hurricane to strike the United States in a decade
Hurricane Harvey has dumped over 11 trillion gallons of water on low-lying Houston, leaving an estimated 30,000 people in need of emergency shelter and causing widespread damage.
Charity Navigator, a national service that rates nonprofits, has compiled a list of highly-rated charities that are responding to the storm and providing assistance to those affected by it. The includes both national and local organizations who are providing food, shelter, and medical support.
San Diego-based International Relief Teams is already working to provide storm evacuees with personal hygiene kits. More then 1,200 kits will be delivered early this week to an on-site partner in Texas.