Hurricane Harvey ripped through Texas and first responders are still searching for people. Over 25,000 water rescues have already been executed and more are on the way. People are jammed into makeshift relief centers with no hope of going home any time soon. Rescue volunteers and victims, your fellow Americans, need YOUR help!

This morning, until 3 PM, you can drop off donation items to be taken straight to Houston. Five Evansville Police officers along with area EMS and Dive/rescue personnel will be headed down to Texas to assist with clean up and recovery after Hurricane Harvey’s devastation. They will be leaving tomorrow, Sept 1st, and need your donations as soon as possible so they can pack their trucks. You can drop off at two locations.

If can help out, donations can be dropped off by Thursday evening at the FOP office at 801 Court Street in Downtown Evansville and also at Crossroads Christian Church off Epworth Rd. in Newburgh IN.

Here are the most important needs:

And, if you need a little more inspiration, see these amazing stores coming out of Texas.

Here is the rescue video! You can donate! Info below! ❤️🐾❤️🙏🏻#Repost @furrypawzzzz (@get_repost) ・・・ #furrypawzzzz Update from Chambers County Sheriff's Office Sheriff Brian C. Hawthorne reports that all the animals have been rescued from the Tall Tails kennel in Hankamer, Texas. 🙏❤️ The animals, along with the owner of the kennel, Kevin Miller, were successfully rescued via air boat. Chambers County Office of Emergency Management is accepting donations for pet food and supplies for animals displaced by Hurricane Harvey. Please call 409-267-2445 to coordinate donations. This is the #chamberscounty sheriffs dept rescuing some of the dogs from #dallasdogrrrgot this from #watchdogmary on #dallasdogrrr fb page they have rescued over 300 animals today all over #Texas and were told not to stop till all are rescued! @theresarm

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To me, it's the positive and miraculous stories coming out of these terrible disasters that we should hang on to - not pointing fingers at who is being a jerk. Also, personally I want to be part of the solution. I want to help.

If you want to help too, make SURE you are donating to a reputable charity with a good standing in Charity Navigator or local charities with a good reputation. I personally will not donate to charities that hand over millions of donation money to their leadership team. But, that's just me. Business Insider came up with the best charities to donate to for Hurricane Harvey victims.

And, we have people from right here in the tri-state who are helping. Five Evansville Police officers along with area EMS and Dive/rescue personnel will be headed down to Texas to assist with clean up and recovery after Hurricane Harvey’s devastation.

They are in need of supplies and if can help out, donations can be dropped off by Thursday evening at the FOP office at 801 Court Street in Downtown Evansville.