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Target makes a big donation to the Hurricane Harvey relief effort

Find out how you can help out, too.

As they tend to do, Minnesotans are answering a national call for help in the wake of Hurricane Harvey – which may be the worst natural disaster Texas has ever seen.

Among the homegrown organizations and entities helping out are the Minnesota Red Cross, and Target, the latter of which is donating half a million dollars to the relief effort:

Target is one of many corporations contributing to the cause, and its $500,000 gift is one of the bigger Hurricane Harvey donations from corporate America so far. 

Meanwhile, the state's Red Cross has deployed 25 volunteers to the Gulf Coast of Texas, where Harvey made landfall over the weekend

At least eight people have died as a result of the storm, and in Houston, emergency workers are wading through waist-deep water to reach stranded people, the Washington Post reports

Thousands of people have been displaced, and the paper says Texas officials expect an additional 30,000 to be forced from their homes before the crisis is over.

If you want to help those affected by Harvey, check out this detailed list of trusted organizations that are accepting donations for the relief effort. 

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