As historic levels of flooding continue to devastate areas of Texas and threaten Louisiana, those that are impacted by Hurricane Harvey have tremendous long-term needs that require an unprecedented level of support and resources. When disasters strike, disaster relief organizations can bring instant relief to families and communities in distress by swiftly responding to the call of those in need with lifesaving and life sustaining care and support. Donating to these organizations will help to provide support to families and individuals in need of emergency assistance in the aftermath of Harvey.
How Can I Help?
The number one need in any disaster is for financial donations. You can help to make a difference in the lives of those impacted by Hurricane Harvey as they continue to struggle with rain, flooding, and destruction by donating to a disaster relief organization of your choice. If you are interested in sending a monetary donation, here are options to help.
- American National Red Cross: The American National Red Cross is an international 501(c) (3) non-profit disaster relief organization with a mission to prevent and alleviate human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors. This organization is providing shelter, meals, and comfort to those impacted by Hurricane Harvey. Donations to the American Red Cross to support the Hurricane Harvey relief efforts can be made:
Online: visit redcross.org to donate any amount.
By texting the word HARVEY to 90999 to make a $10 donation.
By calling 1-800-HELP NOW (1-800-435-7669)
- United Way: Year-round, the United Way invests in first responders, like the Red Cross and the Salvation Army, so they can respond quickly in times of disaster, as they are doing now, in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. Donations to the United Way to support the Hurricane Harvey relief efforts can be made:
Online: the United Way of Greater Houston has launched a United Way Relief Fund to help support people in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. Visit unitedwayhouston.org/flood/flood-donation to make a donation.
By texting the word UNFLOOD to 41444
- The Salvation Army: The Salvation Army is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization with a mission to serve the lost, the vulnerable, the needy, the poor, the hurting, the helpless, and the hopeless. Donations to the Salvation Army to support the Hurricane Harvey relief efforts can be made:
Online: visit helpsalvationarmy.org to donate any amount.
By calling 1-800-SAL-ARMY (1-800-725-2769)
By texting the word STORM to 51555
*Please keep in mind that the information on these websites is subject to change.