Bay Area Mayors Are Asking Residents for Donations to Help Hurricane Harvey Victims

Mayors from California's biggest cities, including San Francisco, Oakland and San Jose, are asking residents across the state to consider donating funds to help victims of Hurricane Harvey.

On Wednesday morning, Mayors Sam Liccardo of San Jose, Ed Lee of San Francisco, Libby Schaaf of Oakland, Eric Garcetti of Los Angeles, Kevin Faulconer of San Diego, Darrell Steinberg of Sacramento and Robert Garcia of Long Beach, issued an appeal to the residents of their cities.

In a statement Wednesday, the mayors said, "Today, we have launched a new relief fund - Californians Helping Texans - Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund - that will accept tax deductible flood relief donations for victims that have been affected by the recent floods."

Donations can be made online at and will be processed, without any fees, by the Silicon Valley Community Foundation. Funds will be directed to local relief efforts in Texas in collaboration with the Greater Houston Community Foundation.

"We stand in solidarity with the people of Texas and encourage all Californians to support the relief effort in any way they can," the mayors said in a statement.

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