The waters are receding and the sun is shining. The recovery and rebuilding has begun. The past few days and weeks there has been so much heartbreak and devastation in Houston! I’ve watched as my city has lost so many lives, homes, possessions, and security. So many lost so much. I, like many of you, have spent hours in tears. My heart is broken for our city!
Like many of you I have searched for ways that I can help. We spent some time at a local church playing with kids and helping however we could. But it was not enough. I want to do more!
So many of you have asked how you can help. So as soon as I had power I started searching and putting together this list of you. Please help any way that you can. Nothing is too small. At a time like this, everything is a big gift!
I will continue to adding to this list as the needs become known.
My church, Crosby Church of Christ, will be distributing all donations to our local families that have been displaced, do not have flood insurance, or otherwise need our help.
Consider giving gift cards to those who are in need. – Walmart, Lowes, Home Depot are great places to start!
Houston Flood Relief Fund by JJ Watt – He is doing amazing work and will be giving this back to the people.
Habitat for Humanity will be assessing shelter and housing needs caused by this storm. Donations will be used to respond to Hurricane Harvey until Habitat for Humanity’s role in meeting the need is met, at which time funds will be used for Habitat’s disaster response efforts where most needed.
You can support Houston’s undocumented communities affected by the floods by making a donation here.
Help LGBTQ flood victims through the Montrose Center.
Donate to the Texas Workers Relief Fund to aid working families in crisis.
You can help Hurricane Harvey victims by texting HARVEY to 90999 to give $10 to the Red Cross
The Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund, is accepting donations for flood victims.
Give to the United Way of Greater Houston Relief Fund or text “UWFLOOD” to 41444.
Save the Children is collecting donations, and providing supplies and play areas at shelters for infants and toddlers. You can also text “Hurricane” to 20222 to donate $25 via their phone bill.
Houston Astros Hurricane Relief Fund All funds collected here will go into the Houston Astros foundation, and will be distributed to local nonprofit organizations to help with their relief efforts.
Consider the Salvation Army
Samaritan’s Purse is responding to the devastation that Hurricane Harvey has brought to the Texas coast.
You can find lots of people in need and donate to those you would like to help here.
Food banks are asking for nonperishable staples like canned meat and dry goods, as well as cleaning supplies
- Houston Food Bank
- Southeast Texas Food Bank in Beaumont
- Central Texas Food Bank
- Galveston County Food Bank
- Food Bank of the Golden Crescent
- Corpus Christi Food Bank
Make a cash or diaper donation to the Texas Diaper Bank, which is providing emergency diaper kits to displaced families.
If you are local, this site show local shelters and donation locations and the current needs.
If you are local, Text DisasterVol to 51555 to receive notice of Houston Food Bank needing volunteers for help efforts.
If you’re a chef, sign up to cook for victims in Houston.
If you are a health or mental health professional, sign up with the Red Cross to deploy to affected areas.
Be a Houston Pets Alive Hurricane Harvey Transportation Volunteer here
Find out where, when, and how to volunteer at Volunteer Houston.
Support your local baseball team while supporting the Red Cross with these special t-shirts.
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO SEND GIFT CARDS TO ME I WILL BE SURE TO GET THEM TO PEOPLE THAT I PERSONALLY KNOW ARE IN NEED.