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Helping Others Houston TX

How To Help After Hurricane Harvey

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.

Monetary Donations

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.

Donate to Feeding Texas, a network of food banks across the state.

You can support Houston’s undocumented communities affected by the floods by making a donation here.

Help teachers in affected school districts rebuild their classrooms with Teachers of Tomorrow, a Texas education organization, started a relief fund for educators affected by Harvey.

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.

Supplies

Food banks are asking for nonperishable staples like canned meat and dry goods, as well as cleaning supplies

Make a cash or diaper donation to the Texas Diaper Bank, which is providing emergency diaper kits to displaced families.

 

Local Help

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.

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Heather Brummett

I am Heather Brummett . I'm just a real mom, sharing my real life experiences with the world. Thank you for being a part of my world. Here you will find recipes, crafts, fun ideas for the kids, how to work at home, encouragement, inspiration, and the latest news in and around Houston. To be featured or for information on freelance work contact me at inspiringmommablog@gmail.com.

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