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Hurricane Harvey Resources

UPDATED AUGUST 31, 2017

If you know of other resources please send them our way. 

Before donating make sure you know where your aid is going.  There are some great resources out there including Charity Navigator, Charity Well, and the Better Business Bureau.  Designate your gift to Harvey relief.

Monetary donations of any size are the best way to show your support unless donations of specific items are requested.  Most charities do not have the staff or volunteers to manage the sorting, cleaning, distribution, and storage of stuff.

Given the scope of this disaster there will be long term needs and many opportunities to donate, volunteer, and provide support.  We know we can count on Texas downtowners for your continued assistance.  

Thanks to everyone who has donated already.  

FEMA - Federal Emergency Management Agency
Anyone affected by Harvey should register with FEMA as soon as possible.  You can register online by using this link www.disasterassistance.gov or call 1-800-621-3362 (FEMA).  Disaster assistance applicants who have a speech disability or hearing loss and use TTY, should call 1-800-462-7585 directly; for those who use 711 or Video Relay Service (VRS), call 1-800-621-3362. The toll-free telephone numbers will operate from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. (local time) seven days a week until further notice.

DISASTER DISTRESS HOTLINE - SAMHSA
Stress during events like this take their toll on mental health in addition to physical health.  The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) hosts a disaster distress helpline – just call 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746.

RED CROSS
Visit their website redcross.org, call 1-800-RED CROSS or text the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation. See links below for information about local chapters.

Coastal Bend Texas - Red Cross - Corpus Christi

Central & South Texas - Red Cross 

UNITED WAY
Text UWFLOOD to 41444 to donate to the United Way Flood Relief Fund

CATHOLIC CHARITIES USA
Text CCUSADISASTER to 71777 to donate or visit their website catholiccharitiesusa.org for more details.

SALVATION ARMY
You can donate cash online at disaster.salvationarmyusa.org or by phone at 1-800-725-2769.

SAMARITAN'S PURSE
Donate at www.samaritanpurse.org

SOUTHERN BAPTIST DISASTER RELIEF
Donate at sbtexas.com/evangelism/disaster-relief/

AMERICARES
Donations accepted at www.americares.org

HEART TO HEART
Their website is www.hearttoheart.org

ISLAMIC RELIEF
Donations accepted at irusa.org

ST. BERNARD PROJECT
Click here for their website sbpusa.org

TEXAS DIAPER BANK
Diapers are not provided by disaster relief agencies. To alleviate that need, the TDB is requesting donations of cash and diapers to provide emergency diaper kits for families that are being displaced due to Hurricane Harvey.

Visit the donation page at texasdiaperbank.org and designate your donation for Disaster Relief.

CORPUS CHRISTI FOOD BANK
Donations accepted via their website www.foodbankcc.com

GALVESTON COUNTY FOOD BANK
Donations accepted via their website www.galvestoncountyfoodbank.org 

HOUSTON FOOD BANK
Donations accepted via their website www.houstonfoodbank.org

FEEDING TEXAS
Feeding Texas, formerly known as the Texas Food Bank Network (TFBN) is a statewide, 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that serves the statewide network of food banks:  www.feedingtexas.org

COASTAL BEND DISASTER RECOVERY GROUP
The Coastal Bend Disaster Recovery Group is a nonprofit organization that provides long-term help to areas recovering from natural disasters:  www.coastalbendcan.org

COALITION FOR THE HOMELESS
The Coalition for the Homeless of Houston/Harris County is a private, nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide leadership in the development, advocacy, and coordination of community strategies to prevent and end homelessness: www.homelesshouston.org

PORTLIGHT
Portlight Strategies, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) organization, founded in 1997 to facilitate a variety of projects involving people with disabilities, including post-disaster relief work: www.portlight.org

AUSTIN PETS ALIVE!
APA is an Austin based animal rescue nonprofit that is providing support and assistance to pets and owners who have evacuated:  www.austinpetsalive.org

SPCA OF TEXAS
SPCA chapters across the state are providing shelter for evacuated animals:  www.spca.org

 

posted on 8/28/2017