How you can help Texas winter storm victims

Millions of Texans are still reeling from the Arctic blast due to a loss of electricity, lack of clean water, and simply not having the means or resources to find a warm, safe shelter. While power has been restored to many, the water systems are still struggling.

If you need to find a warming center, you can call 211 in Texas. Si necesita encontrar un centro de calentamiento, puede llamar al 211 en Texas.

Here are some suggested ways you can donate to help or volunteer.

Crowdsource Rescue – donate or volunteer to help distribute supplies

ActBlue – Your contribution will be split evenly between 7 Texas charities

Coalition for the Homeless of Houston/Harris County

Houston Food Bank donate or volunteer

Texas Weather Crisis Assistance (Google doc) – many resources for help, volunteering, and donations

Documento de recursos y ayuda mutua general de Texas – muchos recursos para ayuda, voluntariado y donaciones

Carbon monoxide poisoning is deadly! Do not sit in your running car for warmth in a closed space like a garage. Do not use charcoal or treated wood in indoor fireplaces, or bring grills indoors. Do not run a generator indoors, or use gas oven/stoves for heat – all of these have recent to hundreds of deaths the past week!

¡La intoxicación por monóxido de carbono es mortal! No se siente en su automóvil en marcha para calentarse en un espacio cerrado como un garaje. No utilice carbón vegetal o madera tratada en chimeneas interiores, ni lleve parrillas al interior. No encienda un generador en interiores, ni use hornos / estufas de gas para calentar – ¡todos estos han tenido cientos de muertes la semana pasada!

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