The devastation done by Hurricane Harvey has been heartbreaking. AirBnB has a special disaster relief program that helps connect those in need of temporary housing with generous hosts that are willing to open their homes free of charge to evacuees. It is inspiring to see all the listings available; new hosts can also sign up immediately. Airbnb for their part is waiving all services fees through 9/25, which will make the stay completely free.
All new Airbnb users can get $40 off their first stay of $75+ via referral link.
Here and here are some tips on giving effectively to Harvey victims while avoiding scams. Apparently texting is not as quick and impactful as one might think. I like the idea of giving cash directly to local non-profits which can help with the long-term recovery like the Houston Food Bank and BakerRipley.