How tech companies are helping Texans affected by Hurricane Harvey
For Houston area residents still being pounded by record rains so intense that the National Weather Service added a new color to its precipitation map, Harvey is a marathon — a vast sprawl of a natural disaster still so present that its impact can’t yet be accurately assessed. In response, locals across the region have come together, forming an ad hoc rescue armada, fielding distress calls over Twitter and throwing their doors open to the less fortunate.
With all eyes on the disaster still unfolding in Texas, the tech industry too is coming together — hearteningly, as it often does — to alleviate the suffering of those affected. Here’s what some of tech’s major players (and a few Texas-based companies) are doing to help.
A small coalition of Austin-based companies, including uShip, Box, Aceable, the Chive, Everfest, Invodo and Boundless Network are organizing a donation drive for physical goods to assist disaster relief. Donations of non-perishable food, bottled water, batteries and other needed items can be dropped off at or mailed to uShip HQ, 205 E. Riverside Drive Austin TX 78704, by Friday. Proceeds will go to the Houston Food Bank or the American Red Cross.
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