Our hearts go out to all of our neighbors in Houston and on the Texas coast who have been affected by the Hurricane Harvey. If you would like provide help with relief efforts, below is a list of organizations who are accepting donations.
There are also several events being organized to raise funds or donations. Please keep checking this page of Hurricane Harvey Benefit Events, and we’ll update it as we learn of more special fundraisers.
Additionally, we support Austin Mayor Steve Adler’s call for us to make “welcome kits” for the Austin Disaster Relief Network. You can watch his video and find the list of items needed per kit online here. This is a an easy task to do with the kids and get them involved in helping.
Where to Donate:
— American Red Cross — To make a financial donation, visit the their website, call 1.800.RED CROSS or text HARVEY to 90999 to make a $10 donation for those in need. (Please click here to view all the options for donating.) The Red Cross is also seeking volunteers and will provide free training. To apply to volunteer, please click here.
— Austin Disaster Relief Network — The Austin Disaster Relief Network established The Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund to provide for the immediate and long-term physical needs of families impacted by Hurricane Harvey. Click here to learn more and to make a donation.
— Greater Houston Community Foundation — Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner has established the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund that will accept tax deductible donations. The fund is administered by the Greater Houston Community Foundation, a 501(c)(3) public charity. To make a financial donation, visit the GHCF website.
— Texas Diaper Bank — Diapers are not provided by disaster relief organizations, but the Texas Diaper Bank prepares disaster relief kits for those families being displaced due to Hurricane Harvey. Visit the donate page on their website for info on making a cash or diaper donation.
— SPCA of Texas — They are also looking for foster homes for animals as well as financial or in-kind donations such as cat litter, litter boxes, towels, blankets, large wire crates, toys, treats, pet beds, newspaper and gas gift cards. Click here for details.
Of course, this only highlights some of the many ways you can provide help. For more organizations in need, please check out: