Citizens for 1 holds all those affected by Hurricane Harvey in its heart and prayers. In an effort to provide direction and access to those affected by Hurricane Harvey and related flooding in Texas, please find below a list of several, but not all, organizations that are providing ongoing relief efforts. For additional ways to support those affected, please contact your church, synagogue, school or local media.
American Red Cross is taking donations and training volunteers. If you'd like to volunteer with the Red Cross, call 855-489-2528 or sign up at www.VolunteerLouisiana.gov to help Texas Flood victims. You can also donate at redcross.org, call 1-800-REDCROSS or text HARVEY to 90999 to donate $10.
Driscoll Children's Hospital serves children in the Corpus Christi area. They are up and running and accepting online donations here.
Greater Houston Community Foundation is accepting tax deductible flood relief donations for victims that have been affected by the recent floods. The fund will be housed at the Greater Houston Community Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charity. You may donate at http://ghcf.org/hurricane-relief/.
Greater New Orleans Foudation: NOLA Pay it Forward Fund
Those interested in donating to the fund can go online to www.gnof.org/NOLApayitforward. Donors can also contact Allie Betts, donor relations manager at the Greater New Orleans Foundation, at 504-598-4663 or email@example.com.City of New Orleans 'Pay it Forward' Fund.
Junior League of New Orleans is mobilizing its Diaper Bank in coordination with other organizations and agencies to provide diapers and other goods to those affected. You can purchase items directly from JLNO’s Amazon wish list to be shipped directly to its New Orleans headquarters for distribution in Texas. The list may be viewed here; the Junior League's Facebook page is here, and its website is https://www.jlno.org/.
Texas Diaper Bank is also accepting donations. The organization supports the basic needs of babies, children with disabilities, and vulnerable seniors. Donations may be made here.
Second Harvest Food Bank will be accepting donations at 3 locations: 700 Edwards Avenue in the Elmwood Warehouse District area, Mon-Fri, 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., 215 E. Pinhook Road, 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and 840. North Columbia Street, Covington, 9:00 a.m. to noon, Monday - Thursday. They will be accepting non-perishable food items (not requiring can openers preferred), water, MREs still in-date, and cleaning supplies such as bleach, gloves, and garbage bags, and other disaster-specific items. Second Harvest's "Hurricane Harvey: How You Can Help" website may be viewed by visiting http://no-hunger.org/hurricane-harvey-can-help/, and their Facebook page his here.
SBP - Since its founding in 2006, SBP has brought more than 1300 families home and has rebuilt more homes than any other rebuilding organization in each community in which it operates. Out of necessity, SBP has become an expert in addressing the systemic issues that affect long-term disaster recovery. Though rebuilding homes for those who can’t afford to rebuild themselves is how SBP started, their mission has now evolved to address systemic barriers to disaster recovery such that people can avoid the need for non-profit rebuilding assistance. Visit https://donate.sbpusa.org/checkout/donation?eid=82630.
South Texas Blood and Tissue Center is in need of blood donations to prepare South Texas Hospitals with less than a day's supply available as of Aug. 25 according to the center's webpage. The center is asking the public in the San Antonio and New Braunfels areas to donate right now. Visit southtexasblood.org or call 210-731-5590 to schedule an appointment to donate blood.
United Way of Southeast Louisiana and the local nonprofit SBP have set up a Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund to help with the short- and long-term recovery effort "through community grants to partners and nonprofit organizations providing direct services to assist with recovery." Online donations can be made here, and more information about the relief fund may be found by visiting http://www.unitedwaysela.org/HarveyReliefFund.
JJ Watt of the Houston Texans has set up a Houston Flood Relief Fund with YouCaring. Donations can be made at https://www.youcaring.com/victimsofhurricaneharvey-915053.
Pet and animal shelter donations:
Animal Defense League of Texas is accepting monetary donations at https://adltexas.org/donation/.
Austin Pets Alive has been transporting pets out of shelters in the affected areas. Donations and supplies can be sent to them through here, and the group's website may be viewed at https://www.austinpetsalive.org/.
Animal Rescue of New Orleans is accepting supply donations such as dog and puppy food, cat and kitten food, wire crates and travel kennels of all sizes, clay or clumping kitty litter, disposable litter pans, fleece blankets, towels, cleaning supplies such as dawn dish soap and bleach, cases of bottled water (for people), and gallons of water (for animals). They are also accepting gift cards to Wal-Mart, Home Depot, Petco and Petsmart to purchase more specific supplies as they are needed. Supply donations can be dropped off at the ARNO shelter at 271 Plauche st. in Harahan or at 10 Platt St. in Kenner. ARNO's website is https://animalrescueneworleans.org/, and their Facebook page may be viewed here.
Louisiana SPCA is asking for monetary donations, not tangible items, to be made directly to Houston SPCA or SPCA of Texas. "This allows affected shelters to purchase the items they need without having to sort through and store thousands of donated items," SPCA said in a news release Monday. Donations to Houston SPCA may be made here, and donations to
SPCA of Texas you can help us help the hundreds, possibly even thousands, of evacuees’ pets coming to North Texas by donating to the SPCA of Texas at http://www.spca.org/gift.
San Antonio Humane Society is starting an emergency fund called Harvey’s Heroes to offset expenses to help us shelter pet evacuees and strays affected by Hurricane Harvey. Donations are being accepting at https://connect.clickandpledge.com/w/Form/8e9e8bc2-4e49-42d7-a0c5-dba093f9042f.
St. Tammany Humane Society, partnering with the Slidell Police Department and the Slidell Police Association, is collecting pet food donations for pets displaced by Harvey. The donations will be sent to animal shelters in Houston, according to a news release issued Tuesday. Drop-offs can be done through this weekend in the lobby of the Slidell Police Department. The St. Tammany Humane Society's website may be viewed at https://www.sthumane.org/, and the Slidell Police Department's Facebook page is here.
Zeus' Place animal shelter in New Orleans is receiving pets from Texas shelters in Harvey's path. The shelter is seeking people willing to foster animals, and to bring donated fleece blankets, collars, leashes, treats, canned dog food and clay cat litter to its 2520 Napoleon Ave., location. The rescue hours are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The website for Zeus Place is http://zeusrescues.org/, and its Facebook page may be viewed here.