News Harvey: How New Yorkers can help victims New Yorkers can do their part to help Harvey victims, including making donations of money, supplies or even blood. Above, volunteers organize donated supplies at the temporary shelter at the Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas on Aug. 29, 2017. Photo Credit: Getty Images / Win McNamee By Lauren Cook firstname.lastname@example.org @L_Cook865 Updated September 1, 2017 4:12 PM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email As Texans begin to pick up the pieces in the aftermath of Harvey, residents, politicians, celebrities and activists are urging the public to donate whatever they can to help those who are suffering. New York, however, is no hop, skip or jump away from Texas. So what can you do to help? If donating your time is not an option, here are several ways you can help hurricane victims from here at home. DONATE MONEY The fastest and easiest option is to make a monetary donation to an organization that is providing relief to hurricane victims. The organizations listed below are accredited charities by the Better Business Bureau that are raising money for relief assistance. Overall aid American Red Cross Global Giving Operation USA Save the Children United Way of Greater Houston Health: Emergency medicine and supplies AmeriCares Direct Relief MAP International (also faith-based) Food Houston Food Bank Animals/Pets Houston Humane Society Humane Society of the United States Faith-based charities Church World Wide Islamic Relief USA Salvation Army United Methodist Committee on Relief DONATE SUPPLIES If you don’t have much cash but have some extra supplies on hand, you may be able to help. The following places in New York City are accepting donations of items like nonperishable food, water, flash lights and toiletries. Hamilton Beach Civic Association in Queens Drop-off location: Labor Day Weekend Family Day Parade & BBQ at Hamilton Beach Park from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 3. Drop-off location: Civic association meeting at the Howard Beach Motorboat Club, located at 59 Russell St. in Howard Beach, at 7 p.m. on Sept. 7. For more information and a list of items to donate, head to https://www.facebook.com/groups/NewHamiltonBeachCivic. Staten Island and Brooklyn lawmakers team up to accept donations Suggested donations: Flashlights, batteries, new socks, toiletries, diapers, baby formula, dog and cat food, cleaning supplies and first aid supplies. Drop-off locations: Rep. Dan Donovan’s offices: 265 New Dorp Ln., second floor, Staten Island and 7308 13th Ave., Brooklyn Borough President James Oddo’s office: 10 Richmond Terrace, Staten Island City Council Minority Leader Steven Matteo’s office: 900 South Ave., Suite 403, Staten Island City Councilman Joe Borelli’s office: 2955 Veterans Road West, Suite 2, Staten Island Sen. Marty Golden’s office: 7408 5th Ave., 1st Floor, Brooklyn Assemb. Ron Castorina’s office: 7001 Amboy Rd. Suite 202E, Staten Island Assemb. Nicole Malliotakis’ office: 11 Maplewood Place, Staten Island U.S. Rep. Tom Suozzi’s office in Queens Drop-off location: 250-02 Northern Blvd., Little Neck, Queens Open: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday For a list of suggested donations, head to https://www.facebook.com/RepTomSuozzi/. DONATE BLOOD Regardless of your money situation, there is one item that nearly all New Yorkers can give to help Harvey victims: Blood. New York Blood Center American Red Cross America’s Blood Centers By Lauren Cook email@example.com @L_Cook865 Lauren joined amNY.com as a news editor in 2016. Previously, she worked as a web producer at CBS New York and News 12. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.