How You Can Help with Harvey Relief
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Officials say Hurricane Harvey is responsible for at least 30 deaths after the storm made landfall Friday. Thousands have already taken shelter and more are likely to be displaced in the coming days. The full impact of the storm is just beginning to be known as rain continues to impair recovery efforts in Texas.
It will take years for the Gulf Coast to recover from Harvey. As a community of individuals committed to social change, we wanted to provide you a few ways to help those in need in the weeks and months to come. This is not an exhaustive list, but it’s a way to get started:
- All Hands is a non-profit ready to assist in response and recovery, and your donation will go towards helping affected communities.
- Animal lovers can support the Houston Humane Society which is organizing care and shelter for pets in the area.
- If you’re feeling helpless by all the heartbreaking stories of pets left behind in Hurricane Harvey, you can take action for animals by starting a petition on Change.org urging Texas elected officials to require all storm shelters to open their doors to pets.
- The Houston Food Bank is accepting donations to feed displaced families.
- Relief organizations are being forced to choose between delivering food or bulky boxes of diapers, leaving parents of infants without a crucial resource. The Texas Diaper bank is helping to fill in that need — you can donate to them here.
- For more resources to help, Texas Monthly has compiled a diverse list of housing, food and medical supply efforts. The same is true of the Houston Chronicle and NPR.
As lifesaving efforts continue throughout the Gulf Coast and into Louisiana, it becomes increasingly clear that there is a long road to recovery for Gulf Coast communities ahead. As the flood waters recede, we hope that your support for those who need you most does not.