Organization sets up Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund

A drives moves through flood waters left behind by Hurricane Harvey, Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017, in Aransas Pass, Texas. Harvey rolled over the Texas Gulf Coast on Saturday, smashing homes and businesses and lashing the shore with wind and rain so intense that drivers were forced off the road because they could not see in front of them. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Global Giving has set up a Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund in the wake of the massive storm that hit Texas and the Gulf Coast overnight.

The Category 4 storm made landfall and caused widespread damage, flooding and left thousands without power. The National Weather service says that parts of Texas could be "uninhabitable for months," according to Global Giving.

“There’s a critical window of opportunity to mobilize funds after a disaster strikes,” said Mari Kuraishi, Co- Founder and President of GlobalGiving, in a statement. “This new fund is a way for anyone to provide direct support to local people and communities affected by the hurricane."

Those wishing to donate to those affected by the storm can do so here.

People can also make donations by texting HARVEY to 80100 to donate $10.

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