The outpouring of support for the flooding victims in Texas is a beautiful thing to see, but there are a few things people who are looking to contribute must remember. While cash donations are the simplest way to help, remember to only donate to trusted organizations such as the American Red Cross. Also Personal items aren’t of much use right now. When items like clothing and household items are donated, volunteers must be taken away from providing direct service to take care of these donations. Finally, if you want to volunteer to assist in person, do so through an organization. People who deploy themselves into a situation were first responders are attempting to maintain some sort of structure, create extra chaos. Seeing the extent of the damage, those affect will need assistance for months to come.