Our friends and colleagues in south Texas are in need of our help in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, which devastated the coast this weekend.
Texans have heart as big as our state, and that’s on full display when tragedy strikes. There are so many ways to help, and no gift is too small. Below, you can learn about ways you can assist:
Austin Pets Alive! (Also seeking homes for rescued pets)
Catholic Charities (Galveston/Houston)
Go Fund Me has also created a landing page of Hurricane Harvey related fundraisers.
- new underwear
- new socks
- new warmups for men, women, children and infants
- pillows, pillow cases and blankets
- flip flops for showers
- towels and wash cloths
- toiletries/hygiene products
- baby formula and baby wipes, bottles, diapers
- Graco Pack n’ Plays for babies to sleep in
SPCA of Texas is looking for the following supplies: cat litter, litter boxes, towels, blankets, large wire crates, toys, treats, pet beds, newspaper and gas gift cards. In-kind donations can be brought to the SPCA of Texas’ Jan Rees-Jones Animal Care Center in Dallas or the SPCA of Texas’ Russell H. Perry Animal Care Center in McKinney
Trusted World; 3-8 p.m.; 15660 N. Dallas Parkway, Dallas, TX 75248
While food banks in the area will be affected by an influx of people, financial donations, rather than food donations, are more beneficial to these charitable groups, as food banks can purchase food at better prices. Please consider a financial donation to a food bank below rather than a food donation.
Food Bank of the Golden Crescent (Victoria)
Southeast Texas Food Bank (Beaumont)
Brazos Valley Food Bank (Bryan)
Central Texas Food Bank (Austin)
The Salvation Army has yet to take official volunteers for the Mega-Shelter at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center, but if you would like to sign up, please visit this link voly.org/disaster.
The Dallas Observer has also created a master list of restaurants making financial donations to the cause, which you can find here.