Hurricane Harvey left unimaginable losses and suffering. Thousands of families have no place to call home with young children forced to brave the pouring rain, some without clothes to put on. In the midst of this confusion, the best you can do is to be your brother’s keeper and to offer any form of support that you can.
These aid groups are working round the clock to ensure that help gets to those in need. You can channel your donations to the Harvey victims through anyone of them.
All Hands Volunteers
All Hands Volunteers, a non-profit organization that deals with immediate and long-term needs of families affected by natural disasters is collecting donations to help victims recover and rebuild. The group says that it will pitch camp in Texas for at least two years and that it is currently in contact with emergency management officials to make sure that those that need assistance get it as fast as possible.
American Red Cross
The American Red Cross, a humanitarian organization that seeks to provide emergency, disaster relief, and education is accepting donations to help Texas households in thirty-nine counties. You can make your contribution at 1-800-REDCROSS or by texting the word HARVEY to 90999.
The American Red Cross is using the financial assistance to provide food, shelter, and clothing to individuals and families affected by Harvey with the aim of helping them get through the tough months ahead.
The Americares, a nonprofit organization, is accepting donations and is using the dollars to ship medicines and supplies to the displaced and vulnerable populations. The group, through its emergency response team, has distributed more than $2 million worth of medication and other necessities to people living in Houston, Beaumont and other disaster-stricken areas.
The Cantor Fitzgerald Relief Fund
The Cantor Fitzgerald Relief Fund, a non-profit is accepting donations on its website for the victims of Hurricane Harvey. All the funds collected will be distributed directly to the affected individuals and families to help them overcome day to day challenges.
Direct Relief, a nonprofit and nonpartisan organization is accepting donations to deliver essential medical items to vulnerable victims. It is partnering with the Texas Association of Community Health Centers to ensure that help gets to those who need it most.
Feeding America, a nonprofit with a countrywide network of food banks is accepting donations through its website to deliver food, emergency supplies and clean water to the victims. If you live in Texas, you can make a monetary donation to any of the five food banks located in strategic areas that are in need of help.
Food Bank of Corpus Christi
Food Bank of Corpus Christi, a human services charity has set up a community pantry to receive and distribute food items to families in need. You can also give a financial contribution or volunteer to help sort and box donated food at their warehouse.
GlobalGiving, a crowd funding platform has started a hurricane relief fund. The money collected will be disbursed to local nonprofits in the affected areas with the aim of providing emergencies supplies, medicines, and long term recovery help. The organization hopes to raise $5,000,000 in total funding.
Houston Food Bank
Houston Food Bank, the leading food donation foundation in Houston is asking people to make monetary donations for disaster relief. You can also drop supplies at 535 Portwall from Monday through to Sunday or register as a volunteer on their website.
Houston Habitat for Humanity
Houston Habitat for Humanity, a nonprofit that helps disaster-stricken families rebuild and restore their homes is accepting donations to offer long term support to hurricane Harvey families. You can donate through their website or by texting the word HARVEY to 512-402-6550.
Houston Humane Society
The Houston Humane Society, a Huston-based pet rescue, adoption and animal shelter non-profit is accepting donations to help take care of the many pets displaced by the storm or those that got lost in the chaos. It is also providing temporary shelter as owners seek refuge in evacuation centers.
International Relief Teams -KIPP Houston
The International Relief Teams -KIPP Houston, an aid agency, is asking people to make donations to help provide emergency food, water, medication and other relief supplies to storm-stricken areas. Also, the organization, through its medical teams is providing health services to areas that may have been cut off by the storm.
MedShare, a humanitarian aid organization, is accepting medical and essential care items to help individuals and families affected by Harvey. It is also coordinating with local nonprofits to ensure efficient delivery of aid through their Disaster Relief Program.
You can make monetary donations through their website or drop off supplies and medical items at Western Region Volunteer Center in San Leandro. (2937 Alvarado Street, San Leandro, CA 94577 Monday through Friday, 8:30 am until 4 pm)
Rebuild Texas Fund
Rebuild Texas Fund a charitable organization set up to help support children and families across Texas, is seeking to raise $100 million to help communities devastated by Harvey.
You can donate through their website or by buying tickets to the Harvey Can’t Mess with Texas concert to be held at Frank Erwin Center on Friday, 22nd September 2017. For any questions, send a note to firstname.lastname@example.org
The Samaritan’s Purse, a North Carolina-based Christian humanitarian aid organization, is asking for donations to help those walloped by Hurricane Harvey. The society has positioned volunteers in Santa Fe, Victoria, Portland, and Rockport to help victims get relief and salvage the remains of their properties.
SBP is a charitable organization that works in close collaboration with AmeriCorps members to help those affected by disasters to rebuild their homes quicker. You can donate to the SBP’s Hurricane Harvey Fund to help support this cause or work as a volunteer in the coming months. SBP is also asking you to spread the word through their Facebook fundraising page and Twitter.
ShelterBox USA, an international charity is requesting you to “do something” to help those displaced by Hurricane Harvey. You can make a monetary donation, volunteer or partner with the group to give the victims a chance to start again.
ShelterBox USA is giving out tents to provide families private space as it lays out lasting plans for the victims in conjunction with local authorities and Texan-based response team members.