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How you can help the millions in Texas who don't have power, heat or safety

ERCOT, the agency that oversees the state's power grid, said it isn't sure when the power will be back on. Here are some ways you can help Texans in need.

TEXAS, USA — Editor's note: The above video is from WFAA, our sister-station in Dallas.

Millions of Texans are trapped in powerless homes after all of the state's 254 counties were hit with winter storms over the past several days.

Officials at Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT), the agency that oversees the state's power grid, have said they aren't sure when the power will be turned back on.

The following is a list of organizations that need your help in assisting Texas residents suffering from this massive power grid failure:

If there are any other resources or areas to donate that are not included in this article, please email connect@12news.com and we will add it to this list.


The following is a list of organizations supporting the homeless communities around Texas:

The Austin Area Urban League is helping the housing insecure population find warming shelters in the Austin area. Donate here

The Coalition for the Homeless has been on the streets of Houston doing outreach in order to get people into shelters and warming centers. Donate here.

Dallas Stop Evictions has been moving people off the streets into hotels, as well as giving them hot food, groceries, and hygiene essentials. Donate here.

Austin-based nonprofit I Live Here I Give Here (ILHIGH) created the ILHIGH Amplify: Disaster Relief Fund. This matching gift fund supports more than 130 organizations on the AmplifyATX.org giving site. Donate Here


The following is a list of wish lists, where you can directly purchase supplies for those experiencing the drastic cold:

The Ending Community Homelessness Coalition and the Sunrise Homeless Navigation Center has posted supplies needed for people in Austin and Travis County. Buy the supplies here.

Camp Rhonda, a community of homeless people in Dallas, has provided a list of their most needed supplies. Buy the supplies here.

Feed The People, a Dallas mutual aid network, is providing community care and groceries and has provided a list of their most needed products. Buy the supplies here.

The Houseless Organizing Coalition in Houston has a list of the most needed items in its community. Buy the supplies here.

Arizona has seen its fair share of severe weather. Here is a compilation of videos from various storms across the Grand Canyon state.

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