How to Help Victims of Harvey

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, August 31, 2017 09:50pm | Post a Comment

How to Help Victims of Hurrican Harvey

A week after Hurricane Harvey hit the Texas coast, residents are still stranded without shelter, food, and potable water. As rescue teams and authorities search for survivors, the death toll continues to climb (40 storm-related deaths reported as of this posting). Seeing images in the news of the devastation is heart-breaking and we all want to help, but it can be difficult to know where your money makes the most impact.

We've compiled a list of some of the more targeted organizations collecting donations. We hope it helps you make an informed decision.

Direct ReliefDirect Relief
Direct Relief is currently on the ground in Texas, supporting healthcare facilities in the storm’s path by providing medicines and supplies. An emergency shipment went out Friday, which bolsters pre-positioned resources already in the hands of providers statewide. Direct Relief’s Hurricane Preparedness Program, which equips clinics with essential medical supplies, provides access to medicines to treat both chronic and acute conditions

Donate to the Direct Impact Fund in partnership with GoFundMe. Your tax-deductible donation will go directly to support individuals with verified campaigns on GoFundMe.

Houston Food Bank
HFB will provide food and supplies in the short term and for many months to come to residents in southeast Texas who will struggle to rebuild their lives.

Houston Humane SocietyHouston Humane Society
Help animals suffering from the disaster.

Humane Society of the United States
The HSUS Animal Rescue Team is on the ground in Texas, helping animals impacted by Hurricane Harvey. Your donation helps efforts during Hurricane Harvey, and to make all of their preparedness, rescue, and relief work possible.

Hurricane Harvey Relief FundHuricane Harvey Relief Fund
Houston’s mayor Sylvester Turner and County Judge Ed Emmett have established the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund that will accept tax-deductible flood relief donations for victims affected by the floods. The fund will be housed at the Greater Houston Community Foundation, a 501(c)(3) public charity.

ICNA Relief - Muslims for HumanityINCA Relief
Your donations will help us provide short & long term solutions including: mass feeding for survivors, facilitate volunteers for shelters for evacuees, facilitate medical professionals to help survivors, deliver hygiene kits to survivors, mucking-out and gutting-out cleanup efforts, and disaster casework/management.

L.G.B.T.Q. Disaster Relief FundLGBTQ Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund
The LGBTQ Disaster Relief Fund will be used to help individuals and families begin to rebuild their lives through counseling, case management, direct assistance with shelf stable food, furniture, housing and more. The Center’s dedicated case management team is on call to help homeless youth, seniors, people living with HIV, hate crime survivors, and those devastated by the storm.

Living Hope Wheelchair Association
Serves populations with spinal cord injuries and other disabilities, and the bulk of their members are immigrants and low-wage workers. The organization has also been conducting direct rescues since the hurricane landed.

Your donation will help with some of the most crucial relief work—helping Harvey's most vulnerable Portlightvictims recover from the storm; find health care, housing, and transportation; and access government support. MoveOn will cover 100% of the credit card expenses, so that more of your tax-deductible gift will go directly to those who need it most.

Portlight Strategies
Portlight Strategies facilitates projects involving people with disabilities, including post-disaster relief work.

Save the ChildrenSave the Children
To help children and families in shelters, Save the Children has expanded their emergency response programs in San Antonio, Houston, and Dallas, and are delivering shelter supplies in Austin.

SPCA of TexasHomeless Period Project ATX
SPCA of Texas is putting every available resource behind assisting pets and people who have evacuated the Gulf Coast to the North Texas area and beyond.

The Homeless Period Project of Austin
Distributes tampons, pads and other period-related items to those displaced by the storm.

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