We have been flooded with questions about philanthropy and boots on the ground assistance related to Harvey. We found this list floating around the internet and it seemed like a good grounded list. In a crisis like this, money is what is needed right now.
"Shipments of goods are not going to help for a while unless they have resource backers, such as some of the larger grocery stores, to help bring them in. There will be time for that later. Right now, people on the ground need MONEY to operate. Here are some ways to give."
Boys and Girls Club of Greater Houston – http://bit.ly/2gkOKfZ
Houston Emergency Aid Coalition – http://bit.ly/2vHfGwM
United Way of Greater Houston – http://bit.ly/2wptNYB
Hurricane Harvey Community Relief Fund – http://bit.ly/2erHkuk
Here is also a good article on how to donate money and other aid to communities of color – http://bit.ly/2x7kb7t
Houston Food Bank – http://bit.ly/2iKkCPu
Galveston County Food Bank – http://bit.ly/2wjNhQ4
Corpus Christi Food Bank – http://bit.ly/2eGIcZ1
Feeding Texas – http://bit.ly/2wkcgmn
Texas Diaper Bank – http://bit.ly/2vLrRIk
Help for Undocumented People
Houston Undocumented Communities Flood Relief Fund – http://bit.ly/2eGNLGF
United We Dream and Pantsuit Republic Fund for Undocumented Families – http://bit.ly/2el4mzd
People with Disabilities
Portlight – http://bit.ly/2ekVSZ9
Transgender, Intersex, and Genderqueer Individuals
The Trans Disaster Relief Fund – http://bit.ly/2wpmb8J
Hatch Youth - http://www.hatchyouth.org
Coalition for the Homeless of Houston – http://bit.ly/2ekYl5Q
Star of Hope – http://bit.ly/2gkW6jm
Coastal Bend Disaster Recovery Group – http://bit.ly/2xzGMaE
Accepting both cash donations and volunteer help (as needed).
The South Texas Blood and Tissue Center is asking for blood donations – http://bit.ly/2el217G
Trach Mommas of Louisiana – http://bit.ly/2grpecl
Those who have extra pediatric medical supplies such as tracheostomy and ventilator supplies, feeding tubes, nebulizers, air purifiers, or specialty baby formula can help children with complex medical needs. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pet Care and Animal Rescue
SPCA – http://bit.ly/2ekZiec