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Day of Giving: How Hoosiers can help the people impacted by Harvey

Help people impacted by Harvey with a text
Help people impacted by Harvey with a text
Help people impacted by Harvey with a text
Help people impacted by Harvey with a text
Posted at 12:31 PM, Aug 27, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-30 16:58:49-04

INDIANAPOLIS -- Harvey has caused devastating flooding in parts of Texas and Hoosiers who are looking for a way to help have several options. 

Duchess Adjei, Regional Communication Director for the American Red Cross says the Indiana region of the American Red Cross has already deployed 40 volunteers and six emergency response vehicles to areas affected by Hurricane Harvey.

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Although we may be 1,000 miles away, the Red Cross has quick and easy ways you can help those dealing with flooding and storm damage. 

Adjei says financial donations are the quickest and most effective way to help those in need. 


If you want to donate items to the Salvation Army boxes, here's what's needed:

  • Cereal, 14-16 ounce box
  • Peanut Butter, 16 ounce jars
  • Peanuts - canned, not glass
  • Canned meat
  • Toilet paper
  • Paper towels
  • Canned soup
  • Canned vegetables
  • Canned fruit - 8 ounces
  • Ramen noodles
  • Macaroni and cheese
  • Elbow Macaroni
  • Rotini pasta

One more way Hoosiers can help is by volunteering to deploy to Texas. 

“Our current timeline for deployments are two-weeks, which we understand is a huge commitment," says Adjei. "However, there is already so much destruction and devastation taking place.”  

Those who would like to volunteer can contact the Red Cross Regional Headquarters at (317) 684-1441.

The Red Cross will not be hosting a supply drive at this time. 

Sheriff Mike Shepherd of Hancock County said bottled water can also be dropped off at the Hancock County Jail at 123 E. Main Street in Greenfield. Donations will be accepted until September 5.

The Lebanon Police Department is also accepting donations at their Fire Department, located at 975 Lasley Drive. 

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