Quick Links: How to Help After Hurricane Harvey

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.

Do you know of another place that either needs or is providing help?

Image via Katie Kopan

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  • Alli O'Connell September 1, 2017

    GlobalGiving’s Hurricaney Harvey Relief Fund supports immediate relief efforts and will transition to supporting longer-term recovery efforts led by local, vetted organizations in the Gulf Coast.

    By funding the relief efforts of local organizations, donations have the potential to build stronger response capacity so that organizations are better equipped to face future challenges.

    Join us and the 22,000 other donors who believe in funding locally led, vetted organizations! https://www.globalgiving.org/harvey

  • Hannah August 31, 2017

    Thank you so much for sharing this! Though I no longer live there, Houston is my hometown. I was born there, met my husband there, had our son there, and many of my family members and close friends still live there. It is devastating to see pictures of parts of Houston that we used to live at or go to be completely underwater. We were there for the hurricanes in 2005, and 2008. Power was out for weeks all over the city, and with the flooding, this hurricane is much worse. All donations, prayers, volunteers are so appreciated! Thank you Darling for sharing these links <3

  • Anonymous August 30, 2017

    May Designs Notebooks is donating 100% of sales of 4 Texas designed notebooks to hurricane relief. I asked for specifics on organizations but they haven’t responded yet. They’re a great company though so I’m sure they’re allocating the funds in the best way they can!

  • Tamara August 29, 2017

    Two Samaritan’s Purse disaster relief units are now in Texas to help residents as they continue to struggle with rain, flooding, and destruction caused by Hurricane Harvey. Soon we will have a total of five of these tractor trailers in the state, setting up volunteer bases around Victoria, Rockport/Portland, Galveston/Santa Fe, and two in Houston.

    URGENT: Thousands of volunteers will be needed for months to come. Please go to our Volunteer Network to sign up and get the latest information, which we will update as more details become available.

  • Anonymous August 29, 2017

    Dickinson is under 3 – 5 ft of water, featured on the Weather Channel. They had a mandatory evacuation. Dickinson Education Foundation gives 100 percent to needy kids.

  • Anonymous August 29, 2017

    Dickinson Education Foundation gives 100 per cent of its donations to the kids. Dickinson was featured on the Weather Channel as it was under 3 – 5 ft of water, mandatory evacuation.

  • Anonymous August 29, 2017

    United Way of Greater Houston has set up a fund for immediate needs and also long-term recovery. Donations are being accepted at unitedwayhouston.org/flood

    Thank you from Houston!

  • Erik D August 29, 2017

    6 hours left on this but Christian Guzman is doubling all donations on his page.