Harvey & Houston: Here's how to help Texas flood and hurricane victims

Humanitarian orgs & non-profits helping during Harvey

August 29, 2017 - 11:47 am
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Here in Kansas City, we're wondering what we can do to help those affected by Hurricane Harvey and the flood disaster occuring in Houston.

These organizations - most based in the affected region - could use direct financial support to help those impacted by Harvey.

This list is by no means comprehensive, and we relied on info via Texas Monthly to compile the list.

 

HELPING PEOPLE

Houston Flood Relief Fund​ - set up by JJ Watt, a player for the NFL's Houston Texans

Red Cross - operating shelters and providing supplies to flood evacuees

Salvation Army - providing relief supplies for flood evacuees

Heart to Heart International - based in Kansas City Metro, provides hygiene kits for evacuees

The Texas Diaper Bank - relief kits for families with very small children who need access to clean diapers in the midst of flooding and evacuations. 

The Driscoll Children’s Hospital in Corpus Christi - weathered the storm well, never losing power. It’s accepting financial donations now, and if you live in the area and want to help, you can also donate blood. They serve a large area, and people from many affected parts of the coast are likely to need their services.


HELPING ANIMALS

The SPCA of Texas is taking in hundreds of animals transferred from shelters on the coast who aren’t safe where they are right now. 

Austin Pets Alive! is doing similar work, and has similar financial needs.


MEDICAL NEEDS

Portlight - Has provided inclusive relief to people with disabilities for 20 years, including in Hurricanes Katrina and Sandy. It works to help those who require medical equipment and assistive technology have what they need after they evacuate.

Direct Relief USA - Provides medical supplies and prescription drugs to local clinics


FOOD

Food banks in both affected areas and in places where those affected are likely to spend some time in the immediate aftermath of the storm (via the Houston Press):

Houston Food Bank
832-369-9390
houstonfoodbank.org

Galveston Food Bank
409-945-4232
galvestoncountyfoodbank.org

Food Bank of the Golden Crescent
361-578-0591
victoriafoodbank.org
 

Corpus Christi Food Bank
361-887-6291
foodbankcc.com

Southeast Texas Food Bank (Beaumont)
409-839-8777
setxfoodbank.org

Food Bank of the Rio Grande Valley (Pharr)
956-682-8101
foodbankrgv.com

Brazos Valley Food Bank (Bryan)
979-779-3663
bvfb.org

Central Texas Food Bank (Austin)
512-282-2111
centraltexasfoodbank.org

San Antonio Food Bank
210-337-3663
safoodbank.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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