While you might not be currently living in Texas, there’s plenty you can do to help out those living in the state. Check out these ways you can help out those in Texas right now.
Homeless people in Texas are strongly affected by this storm due to not being able to stay outside. Those interested in helping homeless people in Texas can donate to funds like the Austin Mutual Aid and the Ending Community Homelessness Coalition that are working to get homeless people the shelter and food they desire.
Many people in Texas haven’t had the opportunity to go to the grocery store and stock up on the food they need. While you might not be able to drop off food directly for people to use, funds like The People’s Fridge DTX are accepting donations so they can gather as much food as possible. Most of these funds accept services like Cashapp and Venmo to make it as easy as possible for you to donate.
Depending on how close you live to Texas though, you might be able to help directly. These organizations are also allowing direct food donations of boxed and canned food along with water as long as you’re willing to drop it off directly at their location.
Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, there are plenty of people in texas who have had a roof over their head but have come close to losing their homes due to losing their job. Funds like Dallas Stops Evictions help these people out during this time where it can be hard to work during a winter storm by giving out money to directly go towards mortgage or rent payments.
Jails and Prisons
Right now, many people locked up in jails and prisons are facing harsh conditions. These can include freezing cells, smaller meals, overfilled areas, and much more. You can donate to organizations like the Texas Jail Project to help campaign lawmakers on changes they can make to help those incarcerated right now.