How to help the victims of Hurricane Harvey
Here’s a list of how you can help, as we continue to monitor news out of Texas.
1. The Texas Diapers Bank
Diapers aren’t always included in disaster relief kits. So the Texas Diapers Bank is putting together relief kits for family.
2. The SPCA of Texas
Animals are always displaced in the immediate aftermath of a natural disaster. Organizations like the SPCA take them in, feed them and try to reunite with families.
Donate here: https://spca.org/give
3. Save the Children
Save the Children has a Harvey-specific relief fund.
4. AirBNB (Donate days, or sign up for help)
If you operate an AirBNB in North Texas, you can donate days from your rental for those who are need in help.
If you are someone who is in need of a place to stay, you can also sign up on this list. Make sure to spread the word.
Donate days or sign up here: https://www.airbnb.com/disaster/hurricaneharveyevacuees
5. Red Cross
The Red Cross has a Harvey-specific fund.
6. Donate to individual Harvey-related GoFundMe campaigns
GoFundMe has aggregated all Harvey-related GoFundMe campaigns onto a single page.
(Please make sure you vet the campaigns)
Donate here: https://www.gofundme.com/hurricaneharvey
7. Donate to the Driscoll Children’s Hospital in Corpus Christi
Here’s a story recapping their efforts to get NICU babies out, prior to Harvey’s arrival. They work to help children in need.
Donate here: http://www.driscollchildrens.org/giving/ways-to-give
8. Donate to the Humane Society of North Texas
Like the SPCA, the Humane Society of North Texas are taking in pets displaced by Harvey.
Donate here: https://www.hsnt.org/donate/
9. Donate blood to the Carter Blood Bank, if you’re local
Are you in the area? You can donate blood to the Carter Blood Bank.
10. In your own state, you can find out if your state’s urban search and rescue teams are being deployed to Texas.
E.g. These are California’s teams. I’m asking our local elected officials if they’re being deployed.
11. Donate to the Baker-Ripley Neighborhood Center
They’re a local community center, who also helps in the event of disasters like Harvey.
12. Donate to local food banks like the Galveston Food Bank
They’ll definitely be on hand, to help communities.
13. Donate to Portlight.org, a disaster relief organization specifically focusing on disaster relief for disabled people
Donate here (links to Paypal; the link can be found on the original site): https://www.paypal.com/donate/?token=5leKomNK3gUT21xzdAAo0_nAFlAf9LQgcfmYxekVCkTp_I0ebnwlqs4v0GsygH-T90wnIG&country.x=US&locale.x=US
14. Donate to Houston Food Bank/Feeding Texas (two more food banks mobilizing)
Houston Food Bank donation link: http://www.houstonfoodbank.org/donate/
Feeding Texas donation link (not Harvey-specific): https://donatenow.networkforgood.org/feeding-texas
15. Donate to Team Rubicon
Team Rubicon uses the skills of military veterans to help deploy to emergency response teams, and was highly recommended.
Donate here (it’s a pop-up): https://teamrubiconusa.org
16. Global Giving has a dedicated Harvey fund
And you can donate here: https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/hurricane-harvey-relief-fund/
17. Direct Relief is sending money to specific Texas resources
18. The Texas Library Association has a dedicated fund to help libraries rebuild
Donate here: https://squareup.com/store/txla
19. Donate both financially and supplies to Little Lobbyists
Little Lobbyists did a tremendous job fighting against the ACA repeal, and are stepping up to the plate again, to help address the challenges facing medically-complex kids in areas impacted by Harvey.
Check out their list of donation requests here: http://www.littlelobbyists.org/harvey/
20. Donors Choose have created a Harvey-specific fund
Donate here: https://www.donorschoose.org/hurricane-harvey
21. The Mayor of Houston has created a fund for the city, via the Greater Houston Community Foundation
Donate here: https://ghcf.org/hurricane-relief/
22. Insulin for Life and Project Blue November are collecting both supplies and donations for those impacted by diabetes in Texas.
Donate here: http://ifl-usa.org