Below are ways you can help local communities recover from Hurricane Harvey.
- The University of Houston has established the UH Cougar Emergency Fund. You can make a gift here.
- Samaritan's Purse has five disaster relief units in Texas. Sign up to volunteer.
- Sante Fe
- University of Houston-Victoria has started a Relief Fund
- The Church of St. John the Divine is mobilizing volunteers. You can sign up here.
- Houston Food Bank
- Galveston Food Bank
- Food Bank of the Golden Crescent (Victoria)
- Corpus Christi Food Bank
- Southeast Texas Food Bank (Beaumont)
- Food Bank of the Rio Grande Valley (Pharr)
- Brazos Valley Food Bank (Bryan)
- Central Texas Food Bank (Austin)
- San Antonio Food Bank
- Texas Diaper Bank
- Austin Pets Alive! took in more than 235 Harvey animal refugees. It's received a variety of supplies and is running out of storage space, so financial donations would be greatly appreciated.
- The South Texas Blood & Tissue Center needs donations
- Austin Distaster Relief Network is asking for toiletries, inflatable mattresses, undergarments, and cleaning tools. They can be dropped off at the Hope Family Thrift Store in Austin. You can also sign up for cleaning efforts there.
- The Coastal Bend Disaster Recovery Group needs construction cleanup supplies -- debris containers, truck cranes, forklifts, ladders, and nail guns.
- JJ Watt of the Houston Texans has started a YouCaring account to benefit all of the victims of Hurricane Harvey. You can donate here.
- Local Houston Magazine (611 W. 22nd Street, Suite 103, 9am-6pm Monday-Sunday) has a number of ways to get involved including:
- Donations. See attached list.
- Volunteering. Sign up here.
If you know of a worthy cause to add to the list, please email us at email@example.com.
If you were affected by the storm, these resources may be helpful:
- Flood Victim Resource Guide
- Resources for UHV Students
- #HOUSTONSTRONG Giving Hub Delivery Request
Portlight Strategies facilitates projects involving people with disabilities, including post-disaster relief work
- The Texas Department of Insurance provides helpful information here