Some of the ways folks can help our Texas friends, per CNN's "Impact Your World" (thread)…
2/ The Salvation Army provides shelter, food, and other necessary items to those in need throughout Texas.…
3/ The American Red Cross is supporting at least 35 warming centers with cots and blankets across the state.…
4/ In Austin, the area Urban League has started the #LoveThyNeighborTX campaign to raise money for hotel rooms, food, water, clothing, and other basic needs of the housing insecure communities.
5/ Local small business Free Lunch is making deliveries of home-cooked meals, blankets, hand warmers, and hygiene kits to the Esperanza Community residents, a state-sanctioned shelter/campsite in the city.
6/ The Other Ones Foundation is also providing resiliency kits for residents of the campsite. The kits include basic needs for those experiencing homelessness.
7/ Dallas-area organizations Austin Street Center, OurCalling, The Stewpot, Union Gospel Mission, and Oak Lawn United Methodist Church are pooling funds to help pay for temporary shelter as well as Covid-19 rapid tests for those in need.
8/ Lucille's 1913 Community Kitchen is preparing and distributing meals in the Houston area.…
9/ Caritas of Austin also helps those experiencing housing insecurity in the Austin area. You can support their work by making a monetary donation or ordering items from their Amazon wish list to be shipped directly to the center.
10/ Austin Pets Alive! is working to keep pets across Texas warm and safe during the freezing conditions. The group needs heating pads, Styrofoam coolers, dog beds, heat lamps, and monetary donations.
11/ Impact Your World will continue to update this list as more organizations respond -- so please check back here:…

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