Texas is just not used to this!

Hey, it’s Rich Dale.  We in Chicagoland look at the few inches of snow they got in Texas and wonder what the big deal is.  But of course, it is a big deal when your town has no snowplows and your sources of wind power freeze up.

As nearly 3 million people remain without power or heat in the Lone Star State, organizations around the country are stepping up to help.

Here are a few places you can donate to if you’re interested:

  • Salvation Army – providing food & shelter
  • American Red Cross – supporting 35 warming centers with cots and blankets in TX
  • Austin Urban League – started the #LoveThyNeighborTX campaign to raise money for hotel rooms, food, water, and clothing
  • Austin Street Center and OurCalling – pooling funds to pay for temporary shelter
  • Austin Pets Alive! – donations needed to buy items such as heating pads and dog beds to keep animals safe from the freezing temps