How to help Harvey victims with bitcoin and diapers

As Texas residents pick up the pieces following the devastation wrought by Hurricane Harvey, nonprofit organizations are soliciting donations — but that doesn’t always mean money.

Luckily for those along the Texas coast, America as a whole is more charitable than it’s ever been — and giving to charity has been to shown to improve one’s happiness. But not everyone has the funds to donate money to relief efforts. These days, donations from the wealthy make up the bulk of America’s charitable giving, as the average household struggles to afford such discretionary spending.

Traditional monetary donations are usually preferable, watchdog group Charity Watch told Consumer Reports, because nonmonetary donations can create logistical hurdles.

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