How to help Hurricane Harvey Victims

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:

 

Financial Donations

Austin Pets Alive! (Also seeking homes for rescued pets)

American Red Cross

Americares

Catholic Charities (Galveston/Houston)

Salvation Army

SPCA of Texas

Texas Diaper Bank

United Way

Go Fund Me has also created a landing page of Hurricane Harvey related fundraisers.

Harmony Public Schools

Supply Donations

ITEMS NEEDED:

  • 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

Texas Diaper Bank

Trusted World; 3-8 p.m.; 15660 N. Dallas Parkway, Dallas, TX 75248

 

Food Donations

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.

Feeding Texas

Tarrant Area Food Bank

North Texas Food Bank

Houston Food Bank

Galveston Food Bank

Food Bank of the Golden Crescent (Victoria)

Corpus Christi Food Bank

Southeast Texas Food Bank (Beaumont)

Food Bank of the Rio Grande Valley (Pharr)

Brazos Valley Food Bank (Bryan)

Central Texas Food Bank (Austin)

San Antonio Food Bank

 

Blood Donations

American Red Cross

Carter Blood Care

 

Volunteer

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.

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