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The rain may have ended but the devastating effects of Hurricane Harvey are far from over. The epic storm left thousands of Texas and Louisiana residents homeless and without access to essentials, such as food, clean drinking water and diapers.
In the wake of this harrowing natural disaster, you may be wondering what you can do to help. There are many ways to contribute to relief efforts — from donating to humanitarian organizations and local charities to shopping brands that support the cause.
Below are five beauty brands that are making a difference.
In a post on the Houston-based company’s blog, founder Tiffany Masterson shared what the Drunk Elephant team is doing to help those impacted by the storm — including donating to The United Way, the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund and the Salvation Army — and encouraged everyone to do the same. “Some of us can give huge dollar amounts, others can give only one dollar, others can only offer their prayers and we remain sensitive to that. All are equally important.”
The cruelty-free, non-toxic cosmetics company has pledged to donate 100 percent of the proceeds from Matte Lip Velour in Pippy ($14) — a long-wear matte pinkish-nude, named after the founder Natalie Mackey’s beloved Frenchie, Pippy Lou — to the Houston Humane Society.
Houston-based natural skincare brand Sunday Riley used Facebook to let fans know that team members were safe and that the company would donate $10,000 to Hurricane Harvey relief funds through the American Red Cross.
And here are a few other ways you can help with Hurricane Harvey relief.