How to Help with Hurricane Harvey

September 8, 2017

 

 

       Hello, friends! It’s been a bit since I’ve been back on the blog, but within the last few months, life has pulled me into some other things for the time being.

 

         As aforementioned in my last post and elsewhere on Folklaur, I currently live in Texas. And, within this last week it’s with a heavy heart that I’ve started to witness first-hand the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. Already, I’ve met several people who have been uprooted from Houston, and have had to evacuate to the Dallas/Fort Worth area. In meeting these people, it was quite surprising to me to find what a positive and hopeful outlook they had on the situation. However, if you’ve ever met a Texan, you’ll know that; 1, they have a whole of a lot of state pride; 2, they are some of the kindest people you will ever meet; and 3, they are resilient as hell.

 

           Of course, in the outcome of all that has happened, some have been more fortunate than others and there are still hundreds and thousands that need help. So...this is where the rest of us come in. Whether you are a Texan or not, I would like to take a bit of your time to show you the list below of ways you can currently help this community! Many organizations and non-profits have taken part in restoring the lives of those who have been affected by Harvey. Let's help them do that!

 

 

Donate money:

 

American Red Cross – Prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors.​

 

Higher Education – Provides emergency funds to enable students in southwest Texas  to stay on or quickly return to their education pathway.

 

All Hands Volunteers – A volunteer-powered disaster relief organization dedicated to Rebuilding Hope for people impacted by natural disasters all over the world.

 

Airlink – A rapid-response humanitarian relief organization that links airlines with pre-qualified non-profits.

 

American Humane – Committed to ensuring safety, welfare, and well-being of all animals.

 

 

Donate blood:

 

American Red Cross – Prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors.​

 

Carter Blood Care - Carter BloodCare will send blood donations to its partners affected by Hurricane Harvey.

 

 

Donate supplies:

 

The Salvation Army - The Salvation Army is ready to provide physical, emotional and spiritual care to survivors and relief workers.

 

Texas Diaper Bank - Requesting donations of cash and diapers to provide emergency diaper kits.

 

World Vision - The international aid organization is gathering supplies with a goal of helping more than 100,000 people.

 

Soupmobile – A Dallas-based nonprofit sending a rescue team to the Houston area and needs financial donations.

 

 

Texas Food Banks:

 

Houston Food Bank
(713) 547-8602    
www.houstonfoodbank.org

Galveston Food Bank
(409) 945-4232    
www.galvestoncountyfoodbank.org

Food Bank of the Golden Crescent (Victoria) 
(361) 578-0591    
www.victoriafoodbank.org
Closed Friday

Corpus Christi Food Bank
(361) 887-6291
www.foodbankcc.com

Southeast Texas Food Bank (Beaumont) 
(409) 839-8777    
www.setxfoodbank.org

Food Bank of the Rio Grande Valley (Pharr) 
956-682-8101    
www.foodbankrgv.com

Central Texas Food Bank (Austin)
(512) 282-2111
www.centraltexasfoodbank.org

San Antonio Food Bank
(210) 337-3663
www.safoodbank.org

 

Tarrant Area Food Bank

(817) 857-7100

tafb.org/

          

 

Volunteer:

           

Habitat for Humanity – Provides shelter assistance, education, training and partnerships to the affected individuals who find themselves in unthinkable situations.

 

Project Hope - Delivers essential medicines and supplies, health expertise and medical training to respond to disaster, prevent disease, promote wellness and save lives around the globe.

 

City of Dallas  – Volunteers may be needed to help evacuees at designated recreation centers.

 

Trusted World – Assist the victims of Hurricane Harvey by helping Trusted World sort through the clothing and donations provided by the generosity of the people of North Texas.

 

Team Rubicon - Team Rubicon unites the skills and experiences of military veterans with first responders to rapidly deploy emergency response teams.

 

 

Map of Texas Shelters:

 

 

 

*Please know this is not an entirely extensive list and there are many more organizations and non-profits out there that are doing work to improve the lives of those affected by Hurricane Harvey.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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