Hurricane Harvey has come and gone, and Hurricane Irma is now threatening the coast of Florida. Add the fires to the northwest, and it seems natural disasters are all over. If you’re looking for ways you can help out those affected in Texas, then you’ve come to the right place. Here you will find companies, non-profits, gofundme’s, charities and more that have all banded together to help those in need.
Hurricane Harvey Monetary Donations
Help a Family Directly This family just finished rebuilding after a flood from rains last year when Harvey struck and flooded their home again.
Donate to one of these GoFundMe verified campaigns to help more Hurricane Harvey victims.
CNN’s Impact Your World has vetted a number of IRS-verified non-profits that you can donate to here.
Hurricane Harvey Supply Donations
The Texas Diaper Bank is looking for more donations. From baby diapers to adult, you can help with either direct help or monetary donations so they can purchase the needed supplies.
Join FirstBook and the Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation to provide books and other essential items. This will help kids find a sense of normalcy in a difficult time, and will also help educators rebuild.
If you own a forklift, nail guns, ladders, or other construction supplies consider donating them to the Coastal Bend Disaster Recovery Group.
If you are near a shelter, consider donating toys and games for families to do. Having something fun to do can help relieve stress and anxiety for these families.
The Midwest Food Bank is taking donations to Texas to help with the relief efforts. Consider donating if you live in this area.
Hurricane Harvey Physical Help
Donate blood through South Texas Blood and Tissue Center. Find a drive near you on their Hurricane Harvey update page.
Available to physically help with clean up? Check out JustServe.org and offer your time and labor in physical clean up. To see more, just do a search for the Houston area.
Volunteer to help cleanup efforts at the Hope Family Thrift Store in Austin.
My heart, thoughts, and prayers go out to those affected by Hurricane Harvey. May you all find peace and healing as we band together as a nation to rebuild what has been lost or damaged.