We are 1,830 miles from where Hurricane Harvey has crippled one of the largest metropolitan areas and is threatening to return again this week. How do we help this far away? There are several ways.

FEMA estimates more than 30,000 people are headed to shelters in and around Houston after being hit by the tropical storm. The water is over 50 inches in places (that's more than 4 feet high - more than the shallow end of a swimming pool). More rain is expected to fall this week as the tropical storm moves back in and brings up to 25 inches.

Today, I learned we are receiving funding from FEMA from our own flooding. I think of all of the damages and repairs to homes, our greenbelt, bridges, walkways, trees, roads and everything near the river. We thought that was devastating.

Going through tough times brings us all closer together. While we can't possibly understand the level of fear that comes with such an enormous disaster, we can understand the feeling of being victim to to mother nature.

This is how we show the spirit of our nation.

There are many ways to donate and help out I'll share the most credible organizations so we know that whatever you give is going to the right place and there's no question. Often times we get so excited to help out and blindly give not knowing if it's legit or not.

RED CROSS

This is the most simple way. To donate, visit RedCross.org, call 1-800-RED-CROSS or text HARVEY to 90999 to make a $10 donation.

THE SALVATION ARMY

Donations can be made online at HelpSalvationArmy.org or by calling 1-800-725-2769.

APPLE

Money donated through Apple will go straight to Red Cross. Go to Apple.com or go into your apps store for more information.