How You Can Help With Hurricane Harvey Relief

(updated as more information is found)


If you know anyone trapped inside their homes, tell them to write their name, address, SSN#, and blood type on their arm. They need to in case they need to be identified.


Follow @FEMA @Readygov @NWS @OccupySandy @HarveyRelief @HarveyRescue @HurricaneHNeed @HReliefList @DistressLine @LittleLobbyists @CajunNavyRelief @CajunNavy411 @HarveyPetRescue @SOSHarveyRescue @HoustonSPCA @AustinPetsAlive for more #HurricaneHarvey #HarveyRelief information.


Download the @FEMA app for safety tips and @NWS alerts for up to 5 locations:


911 does not provide hurricane information. It is for extreme emergency situations only.


Updates in American Sign Language


Having trouble finding gasoline anywhere in flood ravaged areas?



Names of people who need to be rescued, if it isn’t you.

Their full address (street, city, zip) and phone number.

Number of people and pets.

Info on disabilities, medical concerns, or special needs?

Hashtag: #HarveySOS and @HarveyRescue

NOTE: Update rescue status as #HarveySafe when you are able to.

If you saw the tweet with #HarveySOS included, please do not duplicate.

PET RESCUE? Hashtag #HarveyPetRescue.


If you’re evacuating to a shelter, pack: medications, extra clothes, personal hygiene items, bedding (pillows, sheets, sleeping bag)

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ATMs don’t work without power. Keep cash on hand in case of a power outage.


For information on state prisoners in Texas, there is a 24-hour hotline 936–437–4927 or 844–476–1289.


Help reunite missing persons with their loved ones.

If you’re looking for someone, we need you to send their name and photo to


How to help and where to donate:


Use #HarveyPets #HarveyPetRescue for pet rescues.

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The Houston SPCA has opened an Animal Emergency Response Hotline.


Please call for disaster-related reports.

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Austin Pets Alive — Helping People Help Pets

Hurricane Harvey Help

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Helping Lost Pets Find Their Way Back Home

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Hurricane Harvey Lost & Found Pets Database

Texas Animal Holding Facilities And Shelters:

Houston Pets Alive! is requesting that you pin your trapped pets on their map for rescue.

Boots On The Ground — Facebook group of leaders who are coordinating supplies and transportation

How You Can Help — Match A Person In Need With A Resource On The List — Make Calls & Mark Post As Resource Secured

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Pilots N Paws

Pilots N Paws Hurricane Harvey Instructions to Request and Offer Assistance

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@AnimalPlanet talent & friends are on the scene in Houston. Check out what they’re seeing. To help with rescue efforts, text ANIMALS to 707070.

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If you are missing your pet please register it on @BestFriends.

Lost and found pets from Hurricane Harvey

Use the resources on this page to look for a lost dog or cat, or post a found animal. Animal Rescue Disaster Hotline: (713) 861–3010.

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Hurricane Pets Rescue Inc. | Saving Homeless Animals Nationwide, One At A Time

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Lost a pet? Visit & first. If you see a possible match please call 713–861–3010.

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We’re on a mission to match Hurricane Harvey and Irma pets in need with temporary foster homes. Whether you need to find a temporary home for your pet or you’re willing to foster a beloved pet for a family impacted by Hurricane Harvey or Irma, we can help. If you’ve been displaced and need to find a temporary home for your pets.


Be careful when donating. The Red Cross and other high profile relief organizations are scams. Most of the money goes to executive salaries and other causes and services you didn’t agree to. Give to local charities, shelters, kitchens, or churches if you can.

All links and charity links on this post I found on different Harvey and Occupy twitter accounts. There’s also Feed The Children who say “93% of Feed The Children’s expenditures in 2016 went to Program Services.”

12% of the Red Cross’ budget goes to U.S. disaster relief. Red Cross’ own report for 2016 shows ‘Sources Of Financial Support’ for ‘Domestic Disaster Services’ was only 12%. Page 18.

How the Red Cross Raised Half a Billion Dollars for Haiti -and Built Six Homes

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Red Cross Built Exactly 6 Homes For Haiti With Nearly Half A Billion Dollars In Donations


If there are any pregnant women about to give birth, use the ‘Houston Midwives for Pregnant Mamas’ Zello app.

Twitter hashtags for rescues: #HarveyRescue #HoustonRescue #HarveySOS

Update your rescue status as #HarveySafe when you are able to.

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The Texas Diaper Bank, based in San Antonio, works to meet the basic needs of vulnerable babies, children with disabilities, and seniors. It focuses on providing partner agencies with diapers and goods.


U.S. Coast Guard Heartland:

The U.S. Coast Guard is conducting urban search and rescue in the city of Houston. If you feel your life is in jeopardy, call 911 or the U.S. Coast Guard Houston Command Center. Do not report your information on social media sites.

Sector Houston Command Center numbers:






Stay calm, do not panic.

Do not go into the attic. Rescuers from the air cannot see you.

Get to high ground immediately.

Mark the roof to be seen from the air. Wave sheets and towels so to be noticed from the air.


These are the emergency numbers in Houston:

Police, Firefighters, Ambulance:
911 or 713–884–3131

City of Houston (Emergencies):
311 or 713–837–0311

FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency):

Harris County:

Office of Emergency Management:

Houston American Red Cross:

Flood Control:

Houston TranStar (Transportation and Emergency Services):

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Brazoria County
978–864–1064 / 979–864–1064

Montgomery County

Harris County

Galveston County


People With Disabilities:

Disaster Distress Helpline

@DistressLine offers 24/7 support for people who are deaf/hard of hearing. Call 1–800–985–5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746.

@DistressLine offers 24/7 confidential emotional support for responders, rescue & relief workers who may be experiencing distress.

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Spanish Speakers

Call 1–800–985–5990 and press “2”.

From the U.S., text Hablanos to 66746.

From Puerto Rico or the U.S. Virgin Islands, text Hablanos to 1–212–461–4635.

From American Samoa, Guam, Palau, Marshall Islands, Northern Mariana Islands, and the Federated States of Micronesia, text Hablanos to 1–206–430–1097.

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If you specifically want to help people with disabilities, Portlight specializes in that kind of aid.

Portlight — Inclusive Disaster Strategies

Hurricane Harvey has wreaked havoc throughout Texas and isn’t going to let up anytime soon. The Partnership has set up a hotline (800) 626–4959 to refer people with disabilities who may be in the affected areas to locate services and resources they may need.

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The Texas Diaper Bank, based in San Antonio, works to meet the basic needs of vulnerable babies, children with disabilities, and seniors. It focuses on providing partner agencies with diapers and goods.

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Little Lobbyists

Advocating for kids with complex medical needs by changing hearts and minds on Capitol Hill.

Help send supplies to children who are medically complex impacted by Hurricane Harvey


National Suicide Prevention Lifeline:
Call 1–800–273–8255
Available 24 hours everyday

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Text HOME to 741741 from anywhere in the United States to text with a trained crisis counselor.


Louisiana Relief:

@CajunNavyRelief #CajunNavy (rescuing in Texas too)

Assistance is NOT guaranteed but our volunteers are doing everything possible to help. Please be patient and stay safe. Contact the local authorities or law enforcement if you are in immediate danger.

TXT 318–224–2984

TXT name, address, city, contact cell, number of adults, number of children, number of pets, and any another medical emergency or other information.

Please submit RESCUE and SUPPORT requests here:

When submitting a ticket, a valid phone number is REQUIRED. We must be able to contact the person needing rescue. The phone number will be called, to verify if the person still needs rescue. If you do not enter a valid phone number, unfortunately, we will discard the ticket. If there is some reason you can’t enter a phone number, please state a reason why and give an alternate method of contact.


Helpful Hurricane Harvey Resources


Great work by the volunteers at @HarveyRescue @HarveyRelief with @fulcrumapp app for field data collection.

Harvey Damage Assessment


Disaster Unemployment Assistance Fact Sheet


Did you sustain property damage in Hurricane Harvey? Texans who live in these 32 counties are eligible to apply for federal disaster aid:

Aransas, Bee, Brazoria, Calhoun, Chambers, Colorado, Fayette, Fort Bend, Galveston, Goliad, Hardin, Harris, Jackson, Jasper, Jefferson, Kleberg, Liberty, Matagorda, Montgomery, Newton, Nueces, Orange, Polk, Refugio, Sabine, San Jacinto, San Patricio, Tyler, Victoria, Walker, Waller and Wharton.

To register, go to If you don’t have internet access, call FEMA at:

800–621–3362 or 800–462–7585 (TTY)


@Readygov is a National public service campaign designed to educate and empower the American people to prepare for, respond to and mitigate emergencies, including natural and man-made disasters. The goal of the campaign is to promote preparedness through public involvement.


If you lost your HIV medication during Harvey, the Texas HIV Medication Program can help: 800–255–1090


A list of water distribution sites in Beaumont, Texas. #HurricaneHarvey #HarveyRelief


Get tips to keep you and your family safe before and after a hurricane.


Hurricane Harvey has taken an
enormous toll on Southeast Texas.

If you have food, or if you need food, we can help.

I HAVE FOOD I NEED FOOD is a collaborative of many Houston chefs, restaurant owners, suppliers, and volunteers who are sourcing and preparing food to distribute to storm victims across the region.


@I_Support_Girls collects and distributes donations of new/used bras and new sealed packages of tampons and maxi pads to homeless women and girls across North America (and in 4 locations worldwide).

Women and girls who find themselves homeless shouldn’t have to worry about finding bras, much less proper menstrual products. Yet they wear the same bra for years (causing health problems) and each month have to make a choice between paying for meals or buying a box of tampons.

A woman shouldn’t have to choose between feeding herself and her personal health.


People with conditions like asthma may be more sensitive to mold. Protect your health from mold.


Local international numbers for police and emergency services:

Cuba: 106

Haiti: +509–3838–11 or +509–3733–3640

The Dominican Republic: 911

The Bahamas: 919 or 911

St. Maarten (Dutch side): 911

St. Martin and St. Barthélemy: The French Ministry of Interior has set up a public line emergency line: Tel: 01 82 71 03 37.

St. Eustatius: 911 (police) and 910 or 912 (medical)

Saba: 911 (police) and 912 (medical)


How To Notify The U.S. State Department Of Citizens In Areas Affected By Hurricanes Overseas:

Visit Task Force Alert ( and select “2017 Hurricane Irma.”

If you have difficulty using Task Force Alert, please email and provide as much information as possible about your loved one.

Email and provide as much information as possible (at a minimum, please provide their full name, gender, and last known location within country, if known).

Call us at 1–888–407–4747 (from the U.S. & Canada), +1–202–501–4444 (from Overseas).

Provide as much information as possible. At minimum, please provide their full name, gender, and last known location within country, if known.


Please see the latest Emergency Message on the applicable U.S. Embassy websites for additional information about this event:

Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean:

Emergency After-Hours Telephone: (246) 227–4000

Emergency After-Hours Telephone +(53)(7)839–4100

Emergency After-Hours Telephone + (509) 2229–8000

Dominican Republic:
Emergency After-Hours Telephone +(809) 368–7777

The Bahamas:
Emergency After-Hours Telephone +(242)357–7004