QC steps up in Hurricane Harvey aftermath

This afternoon and evening we're bringing you expanded coverage of Hurricane Harvey and how all of us as a community can help.

All of the devastation set the American Red Cross in motion with volunteers responding across the country.

The Quad Cities' chapter is no exception, and there are easy ways you can give.

Money is the true need to help those displaced by Hurricane Harvey. The Red Cross has now launched a massive response effort making it easier for you to donate. Hurricane Harvey has displaced thousands of people in Texas, and many are asking how to help.

The Red Cross has launched a nationwide response asking for monetary donations to be able to provide immediate disaster relief.

To help people affected by Hurricane Harvey, you can call 1-800-redcross or text the word "Harvey" to 90999 to make a $10 donation.

Your donations enable the Red Cross to prepare for, respond to and help people recover from this disaster.

The John Deere Classic is extending their help to those affected by the hurricane.

Today, tournament officials announced they will be donating up to $10,000 dollars to the American Red Cross.

This is in support of this year's tournament champion Bryson DeChambeau, who is currently participating in the FedEx Cup playoffs.

DeChambeau has vowed to donate $250 for every birdie and $500 for every eagle. And John Deere Classic tournament officials say they will be matching DeChambeau's donations up to $10,000.

DeChambeau's management team will also match his donations. If you would like to donate to those efforts,  text the word "Harvey" to 90999 and you will be donating $10 to the American Red Cross.

Hy-Vee is also joining the movement to help victims of Hurricane Harvey.

They're taking customer donations at stores and the company will match all donations from now until September 30, up to $100,000.

Funds will go to the american red cross to help cover supply costs. Customers can donate $1 or $5 amounts at the cash register at all area Hy-Vee stores.

Another way to help the recovery is as simple as going to a Quad Cities River Bandits game.

You could say the team has family ties and an emotional connection to what is happening in Texas.

It is, after all, an affiliate of Major League Baseball's Houston Astros.

This weekend brings the final homestand of the regular season. The Bandits will donate all of the proceeds from the 50-50 raffles for all three games to the relief effort. That starts with Saturday's game.

The Bandits will also host an online auction of team merchandise and memorabilia. $1 from every ticket sold online for Sunday's and Monday's games will be donated when you use the code "relief" during checkout.

A donation of $10 or more this weekend will get you a free general admission ticket to any Monday through Thursday home game next April.

Donating $500 or more will give you a free suite at the stadium during April. You will see donation stands throughout Modern Woodmen Park all weekend. On top of that, Minor League Baseball charities will match all donations provided by its teams up to $10,000.

As a reminder, you can donate to the Red Cross to help the people affected by Harvey at any time.

You can call 1-800-redcross or text the word "Harvey" to 90999 to make a $10 donation. That information and much more is available on OurQuadCities.com.


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