How to donate to Hurricane Harvey victims

HOUSTON (WBAY) - Thousands of people have been rescued from unprecedented flooding in the Houston area as result of Hurricane Harvey.

Rainfall totals are expected to top 50 inches in some areas.

Fundraisers have been set up for the victims. The Better Business Bureau urges donors to make sure they're giving to reputable charity organizations.

Here's how you can help:

The American Red Cross

Online: rdcrss.org/harvey
Text: Text the word HARVEY to 90999 to make a $10 donation

The Salvation Army

Online: helpsalvationarmy.org
Phone: 1-800-SAL-ARMY
Mail: The Salvation Army
PO BOX 1959
Atlanta, GA 30301
Please designate 'Hurricane Harvey' on all checks.

JJ Watt Houston Flood Relief Fund

Online: https://www.youcaring.com/victimsofhurricaneharvey-915053

Saving Paws Animal Rescue

Saving Paws Animal Rescue is collecting pet food, water, and supplies for Houston. The rescue will rent a cargo van to deliver the donations.

Donations are accepted at N3141 Meade St in Appleton. Monetary donations are also accepted to cover the cost of gas and the van rental.

Click here for more information on Saving Paws.

Pick 'n Save

The grocery store chain is accepting donations at cash registers and customer service desks. The donation benefits the American Red Cross.

Texas Diaper Bank

Online: https://texasdiaperbank.networkforgood.com/projects/33717-change-a-life

Austin Disaster Relief

Online: https://adrn.org/disaster-relief/hurricaneharvey/

BloodCenter of Wisconsin

BloodCenter of Wisconsin is sending blood to Texas. Click here to find a donation location near you.

Better Business Bureau Guide to Reputable Charities

Online: https://www.bbb.org/council/news-events/news-releases/2017/08/bbb-and-give.org-offer-tips-on-helping-texas-in-the-aftermath-of-hurricane-harvey/