News Channel 8 for Texas: Tell us why you give

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – Thousand of people worked with WFLA News Channel 8 and the Red Cross to raise funds for disaster relief in Texas after Hurricane Harvey made landfall and caused catastrophic flooding, forcing thousands of people from their homes.

MORE: Tampa Bay Harvey Help: Local organizations drop-off spots, collections

There is still time to donate to the Red Cross by going to its website, calling 1-800-HELP NOW (1-800-435-7669) or texting 90999 to donate $10. The money goes toward recovery efforts.

Text REDCROSS to 90999 to donate $10 now.

Or, Donate Online — Donate to the Red Cross online here.

To help the victims of the disaster, WFLA News Channel 8 hosted a Telethon for Texas to raise Harvey funds on Tuesday, Aug. 29.

Thousands of our viewers phoned in to donate, and we appreciate each and every one of you.

Together, we raised a grand total of $66,602.

Now we want to know why you give? Do you have a personal story to share with us? Email and tell us your story.

Stay with WFLA News Channel 8 for the latest on Harvey.

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