HOUSTON - We see big organizations do it all the time, collecting donations for storm victims. However, after Harvey, there are groups of neighbors filling their garages with donations, too.
"I told all my friends I'm creating this group, please share this with everyone you know," said Andrea Little, who is a Harvey victim, too.
She's not even back in her house, but it hasn't stopped her from filling up a garage full of donations. Little knows the need, because she says the Red Cross turned her down for the $400 assistance.
"They denied me, and I had water over 3 feet in my house," Little said.
So with the water line still on the house, she put out a call on Facebook. A group called "Harvey Holidays" to connect donations with families in need and Houston answered.
"There's a little bit here for kind of everyone," Little said.
The offer to help is already bringing this mom to tears.
"Just to be happy and hopeful," said Royisha Bryant, a Harvey victim.
Bryant's roof collapsed during Harvey. Her family of four and one on the way, now living in one room with just a crib and an air mattress.
"It means a lot to get the help and know they're going to have a good Christmas," Bryant said.
"It's not the United Way, it's not the Red Cross, it's not Salvation Army that makes us strong. It's each individual person," Little said.
You can still drop off donations. This Wednesday, families will start picking up the donations. For more information, tap/click here.
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