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01 September 2017, 02:08 | Lucy Hill
Companies pledge millions in Harvey donations
While the magnitude of the damage has yet to be fully assessed, the Gulf Coast could see more than 50 inches of rain before the storm is through.
The actress pledged $1 million to the American Red Cross' relief efforts in Texas Tuesday, PEOPLE reported. At around 7 p.m. Tuesday he had upped the goal to $5 million and by 11:15 p.m., he had raised almost $4.9 million. More volunteers, including himself, are standing by, waiting to go on deployment. "We all want to step up to the plate to do everything we can to help out our brothers and sisters and families in need", the action hero said in an Instagram video. "There's definitely the need in the weeks to come". The storm's not over yet and they know it's going to be a long haul.
Red Cross has no way to get the items to Texas and, since the Disaster Program Manager in Casper is deployed to Texas, the items can not even be taken inside. The Toyota Center - home of the NBA's Rockets - has been opened as a shelter to help reduce overflow at the nearby George R. Brown Convention Center, which is now sheltering 10,000 people.
Roger Ramseyer, Vice President and Tulsa Market Leader for Cox Communications said, "It's part of our company culture to take care of our neighbors in need".
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Tuesdays are recommended for "topping off" because while prices are not the cheapest, they're still usually pretty good. AAA reports approximately one quarter of the oil refining capacity in the Gulf coast is offline.
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Coalition forces have told Ankara to tell its rebel allies that firing on US coalition forces "is not acceptable", Dillon said. The militants agreed to a cease-fire over the weekend once they had been squeezed into a small area along the frontier.
According to Combs' social media posts, he was sent to Houston but has stayed in Dallas as flooded roads made it hard for volunteers to get in or out of Houston, the nation's fourth largest city.
Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) and Whole Foods, which the e-commerce giant recently acquired, will match up to $1 million in donations to the Red Cross through Amazon.com. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. "It helps us get volunteers down there".
All 83 Save Mart Supermarkets in California and Northern Nevada stores are collecting monetary donations for the American Red Cross relief efforts in the areas ravaged by Hurricane Harvey. The Greater Chesapeake Region Red Cross expects to send many more volunteers over the next several weeks.
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House Speaker Paul Ryan , R-Wis., promised through a spokeswoman that "we will help those affected by this bad disaster". Bush administration, politically scalded by criticism over its botched response, signed off on the aid.
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Donald Trump has vowed to provide "every asset" under his command to help out individuals affected by tropical storm Harvey . He said the county is trying to determine where the water will go, specifically from the north end of the Addicks reservoir.
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Experts have praised the pullback of troops, but warned the confrontation will have damaged relations between the two countries. China threatened India with the possibility of a war as the former reminded the latter's defeat in the 1962 Indo-Sino war.
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