The effects of Hurricane Harvey have been devastating to Houston and surrounding communities. During and in the aftermath of the storm, many organizations are doing vital work to help save lives and give comfort.
Looking for a way you can help? This straightforward list, published by the team at Fathom, is a great place to start:
- Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund, established by Houston mayor Sylvester Turner, for tax-deductible flood relief donations. The Greater Houston Community Foundation is updating this page of Hurricane Harvey Relief Resources.
- The Houston Coalition for the Homeless is providing shelter to those in need and is accepting donations.
- The North Texas organization Hope Supply Co. is helping children and families displaced at the mega shelter in Dallas. You can use this registry link to purchase blankets, bottles, diapers, and more in the hands of children and parents who have lost everything.
- Facebook: It’s a quick click with double the impact. Facebook is matching donations to the Center for Disaster Philanthropy’s Hurricane Harvey Recovery Fund, up to $1 million. Make a donation from your news feed when you see the prompt or on CDP’s Facebook page.
- Americares will donate $200 of emergency medicine and supplies for every $10 donated. They’re an accredited charity , which means you can give knowing your donation will cover care, not admin costs.
- Purchase survival essentials like pillows, first aid kits, and phone chargers through the Red Cross Wish List on Amazon. As this article in Wired explains, other community wish lists, well-intentioned though they are, might not help the victims immediately because Amazon had to close several local distribution centers. But Amazon committed to delivering the items on the Red Cross list, in addition to pledging $1 million in matching donations.