Need Or Looking For Ways To Help with Harvey Relief

Hurricane Harvey devasted the Texas Coast, and left many displaced.  Mayor Sylvester Turner of Houston— the nation’s fourth-largest city — along with many other officials & organizations have Harvey Relief platforms for those in need or want to help.

Here are a few resources.

Looking for Relief?
The Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund of Houston’s mayor, Sylvester Turner, which is administered by the Greater Houston Community Foundation.

If you live in Texas, the City of Houston Emergency Operations Center has posted a list of places where you can drop off donations.

Houston Food Bank and the Food Bank of Corpus Christi are asking for donations.

FEMA – If your home was ravaged by the floods or sustained any storm damage, you can register your damage with FEMA at 1-800-621-3362.

To help people affected by the storm, visit @nvoad’s page for a listed of trusted organizations: https://txvoad.communityos.org/cms/node/104

To find family & friends or to register yourself as safe, visit the @americanredcross Safe & Well site: https://safeandwell.communityos.org/cms/

To report a missing child, contact the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children at 1-866-908-9570

To talk to a professional who can help you cope with emotional distress from the storm, call the @disasterdistressline at 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746

Visit the FEMA Social Hub for updates from official emergency management social media accounts.

Download the FEMA Mobile App to receive alerts from the National Weather Service, get safety and survival tips, customize your emergency checklist, find your local shelter, and upload your disaster photos to help first responders.

National Organizations

Corporation for National & Community Service– CNCS will coordinate locally to ensure all needs are identified from state, regional, and federal emergency partners, including FEMA and American Red Cross, and OneStar and Volunteer Louisiana, the Governor-appointed state service commissions responsible for implementing national service programs across Texas and Louisiana

The American Red Cross is accepting donations on its website. You can also text HARVEY to 90999 to donate $10.

AmeriCares takes medicine and supplies to survivors.

Salvation Army-  Requests can be made online, by calling 1-800-SAL-ARMY (1-800-725-2769) or texting STORM to 51555.

Save the Children is delivering baby supplies, including cribs and strollers, and setting up child-friendly spaces in shelters.

AABB, which coordinates a task force to manage blood collection efforts during disasters, put out a call on Sunday for blood donations in the aftermath of Harvey. Most in demand: those with type O-positive blood.

Those interested in donating blood may contact the following organizations:

AABB: 301-907-6977• America’s Blood Centers • American Red Cross: 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767)• Armed Services Blood Program: 703-681-597

The U.S. Department of Education activated its emergency response contact center Tuesday. Education stakeholders seeking informational resources and relief from Department-based administrative requirements are encouraged to email HarveyRelief@ed.gov.

United Way Helpline- Call 211 for information on shelters and other forms of assistance.

The Texas Association of Business has established a hotline to provide resources to business owners affected by the storm. Call 512-637-7714 or see the website.

LOST YOUR JOB BECAUSE OF HURRICANE HARVEY?

The Texas Workforce Commission – has started accepting applications for disaster-related unemployment benefits to aid workers who lost jobs or self-employed individuals who were unable to work because of the damage inflicted by Hurricane Harvey.
If you lost your job because of the hurricane, you may be eligible for unemployment benefits.

Texas State Park camping is free to hurricane evacuees.

Disaster Distress Helpline-Talk to a professional about emotional distress by calling the Disaster Distress Helpline at 1-800-985-5990 or texting “TalkWithUs” to 66746.
TekDry is headed to Houston shelters to help victims dry and recover their wet cellphones and other devices.  For location updates, follow them at @TekDry or call CEO Adam Cookson at 720-625-1984.

 

Looking to Help?

Things to Donate

Blood

Money

Volunteer

Clothes

Food

Baby Items

Medical Supplies

 

Corporation for National & Community Service– CNCS will coordinate locally to ensure all needs are identified from state, regional, and federal emergency partners, including FEMA and American Red Cross, and OneStar and Volunteer Louisiana, the Governor-appointed state service commissions responsible for implementing national service programs across Texas and Louisiana

The American Red Cross is accepting donations on its website. You can also text HARVEY to 90999 to donate $10.

AmeriCares takes medicine and supplies to survivors.

Salvation Army can be made online, by calling 1-800-SAL-ARMY (1-800-725-2769) or texting STORM to 51555.

Save the Children is delivering baby supplies, including cribs and strollers, and setting up child-friendly spaces in shelters.

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