Our eyes and prayers have been on Houston and on the devastating aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. There are no words when such an event occurs, but it’s been encouraging to see such an outpouring of community, service and hope that speaks (and acts) louder than the heartbreak.
If you’re looking for ways to give or donate, we’re linking a few resources below that we’ve found helpful. If you know of an organization on the ground or a more specific way to assist in the search, rescue and rebuild effort, please share in the comments!
We’ll be updating here as we discover more:
GOFUNDME – links to several specific fundraising campaigns
Preemptive Love – on the ground in Houston and the surrounding area
The Salvation Army – providing disaster relief (especially long-term)
RED CROSS – text HARVEY to 90999 to make a $10 donation
Houston SPCA – providing emergency animal rescue & shelter
Texas Diaper Bank – taking cash and diaper donations to assist displaced families
Save the Children – providing on the ground emergency relief, shelter and cribs
Austin Pets Alive – to donate financially, needed items (list of current needs on site), volunteer or foster displaced animals
Texas Organizing Project – to aid the rebuilding effort in marginalized communities
Trusted World – for Dallas-based support, volunteers and drop-off donation locations
Project Night Night – sending care packages for children displaced from their homes due to Harvey
Southside Skatepark – collecting food/water, hygiene products and baby needs via Amazon wishlist
Also, this NY Times article lists additional resources and helpful information on how to avoid scams and check out these five ways to easily serve via StyleCaster. If you want to volunteer on the ground in Texas, then we suggest reading this Quartz article first.[action_button]
Do you know of another place that either needs or is providing help?
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