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Red Cross Raises $350 Million For Harvey Relief

Houston Area Begins Slow Recovery From Catastrophic Harvey Storm Damage
HOUSTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 03: LaMarcus McCray and Allan Sommer (L-R) pupsh a boat through a flooded neighborhood as they help bring items out of a friends home in an area where a mandatory evacuation is still under effect after it was inundated with flood water after torrential rains caused widespread flooding during Hurricane and Tropical Storm Harvey on September 3, 2017 in Houston, Texas. Harvey, which made landfall north of Corpus Christi on August 25, dumped around 50 inches of rain in and around areas of Houston and Southeast Texas. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

HOUSTON (AP) — The American Red Cross reports that it has raised $350 million in donations designated for Hurricane Harvey relief in the month since the storm hit the Texas coast.

In a statement issued Wednesday, the Red Cross reported it has authorized payments of $400 in direct financial help to each of more than 380,000 households affected by the storm, amounting to a total of more than $150 million.

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Evacuees from Hurricane Harvey take shelter at the Delco Center in east Austin, Texas on Sunday, August 27, 2017. (credit: Suzanne Cordeiro/AFP/Getty Images)

The Red Cross also says it allocated $2.5 million for health and mental health services that has served more than 98,000 people so far.

It also says it allocated 442.3 million for food, shelter and relief items and $108.5 million for long-term recovery services.

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