Sunday Reflections: How to Help those affected by Hurricane Harvey
Although my family lives in the state of Texas, we are far enough inland and away from the storm that we are not being affected. We are expected to have rain through all this week and there is a flood warning in effect, but it will be nothing compared to what is happening in the South. The people in Southern Texas are going to need a lot of help in the coming days, weeks, months and I am trying to compile resources for those who would like to help. Please note, I have seen it mentioned multiple times that you should donate to local resources if you can to help make sure the money gets directly to the people impacted by this devastating storm.
Specific Kid/YA Lit and Library Related Aid:
KidLit Cares: Hurricane Harvey Relief Effort – Kate Messner
Disaster Relief and Support for Libraries | Texas Library Association
Additional Types of Aid:
Helping Out After Hurricane Harvey: Where, What & How To Donate
Here’s How To Help The Victims Of Hurricane Harvey | HuffPost
Aid Hurricane Harvey victims – CNN
Houston mayor establishes Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund | khou.com
How to Help the Victims of Hurricane Harvey : Teen Vogue
If you are not in a position to donate money, please consider donating blood if you are able. Also remember that many pets and animals will be impacted so consider donating things like pet food as well.
If you know of additional resources, please add them in the comments.
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About Karen Jensen, MLS
Karen Jensen has been a Teen Services Librarian for almost 30 years. She created TLT in 2011 and is the co-editor of The Whole Library Handbook: Teen Services with Heather Booth (ALA Editions, 2014).
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