How to help people in Hurricane Laura's devastating wake

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While Houston was spared from the brunt of Hurricane Laura, organizations across town are coming together to help those in need.

The National Hurricane Center has downgraded Laura to a Category 2 hurricane as the eye made landfall over Louisiana near the Texas state line on early Thursday morning.

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The following organizations are collecting supplies and donations:

Lakewood Church

As of 9 a.m. this morning Lakewood Church announced on their Facebook page that they will be collecting supplies such as bottled water, baby wipes, formula, and diapers to help those hardest hit by the storm in East Texas and Louisiana.

The Houston Food Bank

In anticipation of Hurricane Laura, the Houston Food Bank prepared disaster pallets and are working with multiple partners to help them respond to disaster sites, according to their Facebook page. In addition, you can visit their website here for other ways you can help as well as make a donation to support those impacted by the storm.

American Red Cross

The American Red Cross already has mobilized teams to the areas affected by Hurricane Laura to support local officials, according to their website. If you would like to help, they are asking you to visit their website at, or call 800-RED-CROSS or text the word LAURA to 90999 to make a $10 donation.

The Salvation Army

To support the emergency disaster services of The Salvation Army, they ask you to please visit their website: to make a donation.

We will update this list as more organizations share their plans to assist those affected by Hurricane Laura.

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