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Here’s How to Send Items From Amazon Towards Hurricane Relief

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Photo by TANNEN MAURY/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock (9037946t) A woman sits with her child in an area for those seeking assistance in the Red Cross shelter set up for Hurricane Harvey flood victims at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas, USA, 02 September 2017. Hurricane Harvey made landfall on the south coast of Texas as a major hurricane category 4. The last time a major hurricane of this size hit the United States was in 2005. Hurricane Harvey aftermath, Houston, USA - 02 Sep 2017
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* Support the Red Cross through their Amazon wishlist
* An effective and efficient way to donate the most-needed supplies
* Options to make monetary donations as well

2017 marks one of the worst hurricane seasons in recent memory. Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria have pummeled Texas, Florida and the Caribbean in quick succession, leaving a trail of destruction and thousands in need of disaster relief.

So here’s an effective way to help: Red Cross has posted a wish list to Amazon of badly needed supplies, with quantity counts and usage information included. Fulfilling these requests is just as easy as any other Amazon order – one click and these much-needed items are on their way to Red Cross shelters and distribution centers in all affected areas.

Below, find out how and what you can send from Amazon towards hurricane relief. Consider adding these onto your next order, and do your part from home to help out.

1. OXO Good Grips Scrub Brush

Included in clean-up kits distributed to Red Cross shelters and on bulk distribution routes.

Oxo Scrub Brush Image Courtesy of Amazon

  

2. Hefty Strong Large Trash Bags

Included in clean-up kits distributed to shelters and on bulk distribution routes.

Heft Strong Trash Bags Image Courtesy of Amazon

  

3. Oral-B Pro-Health Kid’s Toothbrush

Included in comfort kits distributed to families staying in Red Cross shelters and handed out on bulk distribution routes to those without access to supplies in their homes.

Oral B Kids Tooth Brush Image Courtesy of Amazon

  

4. Rubbermaid Commercial BRUTE Tote

Distributed by Mass Care in Red Cross shelters and during bulk distribution to clients.

Brute Tote White Image Courtesy of Amazon

  

5. Rubbermaid Commercial 20 Gallon Tote

Distributed by Mass Care in Red Cross shelters and during bulk distribution to clients.

Rubbermaid Brute Tote Image Courtesy of Amazon

  

6. Stretch Island Fruit Leather Variety Pack

Distributed to clients in the shelter and on bulk distribution routes.

Fruit Snacks Variety Packs Image Courtesy of Amazon

  

7. Sweet & Salty Snacks Variety Box

Distributed by Mass Care in Red Cross shelters and during bulk distribution to clients.

Sweet and Salty Snacks Image Courtesy of Amazon

A note from Red Cross: Please limit purchases for Red Cross Hurricane Relief only to those items identified on this Wish List. Because it takes so much time and money to store, sort, clean, and distribute donated items, the Amazon Wish List Program is the most effective way to donate commodities to help. Below is a list, compiled by the Red Cross, of items needed to support operations and cleanup. Donated Wish List items will be delivered in bulk by Amazon Logistics directly to operational centers. Thank you for your generosity.

If you would prefer to make a monetary donation, Amazon has set up a landing page here, where you can donate to the Red Cross for hurricane relief efforts, and also to Unicef to support rescue efforts for the earthquake in Mexico.

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