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How to help victims of Hurricane Harvey

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Boats that sunk in the wake of Hurricane Harvey are surrounded by floating debris Sunday, Aug. 27, 2017, in Rockport, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay) Boats that sunk in the wake of Hurricane Harvey are surrounded by floating debris Sunday, Aug. 27, 2017, in Rockport, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

South Carolinians, many of whom are no stranger to devastating flooding, are reaching out to support victims in Texas impacted by Hurricane Harvey.

At least five victims were killed when the hurricane slammed into the gulf coast of Texas on Friday night. The police chief in Houston said more than 2,000 people were rescued from flooding while there were at least 185 pending requests for aid.

Below are ways those in the Carolinas can help support people affected by the storm:

  • American Red Cross
    Online donations can be made to help hurricane victims:
    Click here to donate
  • The Blood Connection
    Blood donations are needed as platelets are being sent to Texas
    Click here to find a blood drive
  • Fountain Inn Fire Department
    Items to help first responders and families in Texas can be dropped off at:
    200 North Main Street
    Fountain Inn, SC 2964
  • Hearts With Hands
    Donations can be made online or dropped off at:
    216 Shelburne Road
    Asheville, NC 28806
  • Chapman High School
    Collecting water to send to flood victims on Thursday and Friday in the main office or gym lobby
    1420 Compton Bridge Road
    Inman, SC 29349
  • Landrum Middle School
    Collecting bottled water for flood victims during drop off and pickup times on Thursday and Friday.
    104 Redland Rd.
    Landrum, SC 29356
  • Holly Springs-Motlow Elementary
    Collecting bottled water for flood victims during drop off and pickup times on Thursday and Friday.
    325 Motlow School Rd
    Campobello, SC 29322
  • Family Auto of Berea
    Collecting food, water, baby items, and household items that will be delivered on Sep. 16
    1300 Cedar Lane Road,
    Greenville, SC, 29617
  • Israel Metropolitan CME Church
    Collecting non-perishable foods, towels, and hygiene items to send to flood victims via its sister church, Christian Chapel Temple of Faith in Dallas, TX. Donations collected Tuesday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Administration Building.
    307 N. Calhoun St.
    Greenville, SC, 29601
  • Salvation Army
    Upstate locations are accepting cash donations. Upstate Salvation Army teams are on standby to be sent to the Texas or Louisiana areas in the coming days.
    • Salvation Army of Greenville 
      417 Rutherford Street, Greenville
    • Salvation Army of Spartanburg
       1529 John B White Sr. Blvd., Spartanburg
    • The Salvation Army says the best way to help is by making a financial donation Text the word STORM to 51555 or call 1-800-725-2769.
  •  Madison County Sheriff's Office
    Collecting donations starting Thursday for non-perishable food, childrens' items, paper supplies and more.
    384 Medical Park Drive
    Marshall, NC 28753
  • BGR The Burger Joint?
    Donating $1 from every burger sold Thursday-Sunday to American Red Cross, or donate directly here.
    378 College Avenue
    Clemson, SC, 29631
  • Carolinas Management & Leasing Inc.
    Collecting unopened water to fill up a 40-foot trailer to send out on Sept 6. Money donations also accepted.
    280 Gossett Road
    Spartanburg, SC 29307
  • Q Financial
    Accepting donations between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday
    1814 East Main Street, Ste. B
    Easley, SC 29640
  • Easley Police Department
    Collecting clothing, shoes, hygiene products, baby supplies, flashlights, and batteries at 3 locations.
    • Easley Police Department
      220 NW Main Street
      Easley, SC 29640
    • New Deliverance
      106 King Street
      Easley, SC, 29640
      Wednesday from noon to 2 p.m. & 6 to 8 p.m.
    • Remnant Church
      141-A Patchwork Way
      Easley, SC, 29640
      Wednesday 4 to 9 p.m.
  • Upstate residents collecting baby items at all 5 Abbott Farms locations
    Collecting formula, diapers, wipes, baby bottles, baby food, etc.
    All donations should be dropped off between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. Wednesday-Friday
    • Abbott Farms Outlet - Spartanburg
      1980 Reidville Rd.
    • Abbott Farms - Cowpens
       291 Bud Arthur Bridge Rd. OR 159 Truck Stop Rd.
    • Abbott Farms - Boiling Springs
      109 Sloane Garden Rd
    • Abbott Farms - Gaffney
      100 Wilcox Ave.
  • Harley-Davidson of Greenville
    Collecting supplies until Thursday night. Bike Nite scheduled for Wednesday was cancelled.
    Click here for list of needed items. 
    30 Chrome Drive
    Greenville, SC 29615
  • Blue Ridge High School Future Farmers of America /Agricultural Program 
    Collecting non-perishable food times, bottled water, paper products, cleaning supplies, personal/hygiene items, first aid products, towels and wash cloths, gently used clothing. baby items, pet food. 
    Collecting items September 1-15. 
    2151 Fews Chapel Road
    Greer, SC 29651 

Do you know of another food drive or opportunity to help victims of Hurricane Harvey? Click here to e-mail the newsroom.

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