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Google, Amazon, and more are doing donation matching for Hurricane Harvey relief

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Hurricane Harvey has produced a lot of asshole behavior so far, largely from people who aren’t being directly affected by the massive, deadly storm. But for every snitching reporter, door-slamming preacher, or pardon-happy president, there are hundreds of people helping victims as the flooding continues, providing some small measure of a reminder of the good a community—even, shockingly, an online community—can do when they pull together. So if you’re reading this and looking to assist relief efforts (and maximize how far your donations go) from afar, a number of big-name companies are hopping aboard the Good Samaritan bandwagon, with Google, Facebook, and Amazon all currently offering donation matching for relief efforts up to $1 million apiece.

As reported by USA Today, Google and Amazon are matching donations to the American Red Cross, while Facebook is supporting the Center For Disaster Philanthropy’s Hurricane Harvey Recovery Fund. Meanwhile, for those looking for ways to help that don’t involve big tech corporations, The New York Times has a list of organizations currently helping people in Texas, as well as resources to help you avoid being scammed by people looking to take advantage of the natural disaster for their own benefit.


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