The people in Hurricane Harvey's path, particularly throughout the Houston area, have already come off a weekend of intense rainfall that dropped their annual average in just a matter of days, and now they have to prepare for several more days of torrential downpour. And news just broke that a levee holding back flood water has been breached.

Everyone from country singers and baseball stars, to film studios and world leaders, have offered aid and support to the storm ravaged area. And now you're wondering how you can step up and offer your own help.

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The best place to start is with The Red Cross. On their site, you can donate money to relief aid, or by texting REDCROSS 90999. By plugging in your zip code, they'll tell you where you can find local blood drives, a few of the upcoming ones in Quincy:

Quincy Blood/Platelet Donation Center
3000 N 23rd Street
Quincy, IL 62305
Today, August 29th, 11:00 AM - 5:45 PM
Thursday, August 31st, 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Friday, September 1st, 7:30 AM - 2:15 PM

John Wood Community College
1301 S. 48th St.
Quincy, IL 62305, 1.8 mi.
Wednesday, August 30th, 10:00 AM - 03:00 PM

No word on any Hannibal drives this week, but they do have some scheduled for the next few weeks.

All Hands Volunteers is a great organization that mobilizes volunteers around the globe to respond to natural disasters, and you can make a donation right on their webpage that goes directly to these relief efforts.

There are several ways to donate to the Salvation Army's relief efforts. Like other organizations, you can head to their website to make a donation. You can also make donations by calling 1-800-SAL-ARMY or texting STORM to 51555. You can even get disaster updates so you can see where your donations are going.

These are just a few of the ways you can help those affected by what is being called one of the most destructive storms in history.

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