April 23, 2018

Sandra Bullock donates $1 million for hurricane relief

01 September 2017, 02:06 | Franklin Nunez

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Several other organizations in the Chicago area and nationwide are accepting donations to help with the relief efforts.

While some volunteers are on deployment, "we could definitely use some help" filling the gap to meet local needs, Marshall said.

Houston police confirmed that a 60-year-old officer drowned in his patrol vehicle after he became trapped in high water while driving to work.

Bullock has a long history of generosity after disasters.

Charities are stepping up their donation requests in the wake of Harvey, a severe, Category 4 hurricane that has devastated South Texas and could still lead to worse flooding in the days ahead. Water rescues are still occurring and numerous hospitals and nursing facilities are evacuating patients and residents. I'm donating $100,000 to relief efforts and hope you will join me.

Houston-based ConocoPhillips Co., the world's largest independent, said late Wednesday it would increase its donation to $5 million, with another $2.5 million directed to the American Red Cross.

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The American Red Cross says more than 17,000 evacuees are now at shelters in Texas. The area could get as much as 50 inches of rain before Harvey leaves the region.

The American Red Cross is helping provide supplies for shelters and families stranded in their homes, including ready-to-eat meals, comfort kits, and kitchen and cleaning supplies. Almost half of our emergency response fleet - more than 150 vehicles - has been mobilized.

- The American Red Cross is accepting donations on its website. "Additionally, we are committed to supporting the long-term recovery and rebuilding of the Texas Gulf Coast".

(Johnson) "Kevin Hart, you issued the Hurricane Harvey challenge".

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides global humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families.

A Red Cross volunteer meeting is happening in Medford tomorrow.

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