The devastation from Hurricane Harvey is absolutely unfathomable.
Since Harvey hit Texas, I have been watching the news in utter disbelief. My heart is broken for the families effected. In the 2010 Nashville flood, my husband came home to his home under water and lost everything. Hurricane Harvey has brought up a lot of emotion for him and it's been hurting me to watch. He was out yesterday answering phones for the Red Cross and helped raise a lot of money. I have felt helpless being here with a newborn and not being able to get out and help so I thought I would do some research and find legit places to donate.
I wanted to share what I have found. Lot's of different ways you can help donate if you are wanting to make a donation and not sure where to donate and exactly where your money is going.
UPDATE: Undies are in need for girls, boys, men, and woman in all sizes. If you can collect new ,packaged underwear and mail it to
Undies For Everyone: 1700 Bissonnet St, Houston TX, 77005
Visit UNDIESFOREVERYONE.ORG to donate by hitting the donate button on the site
As always, It's important to do your own research on any organizations you choose to donate to. I found this ProPublica article from 2015, it's a good resource. The Huffington Post has an article on where & how to give, here. CNN has some ways to help, here.
The Texas Diaper Bank supports the basic needs of vulnerable babies, children with disabilities and seniors. The Texas Diaper Bank is asking for cash and diaper donations to help provide for the victims in Texas. Click here to learn how to donate. Source.
You can donate to the Red Cross directly, here or text 90999 to donate $10. Here is the link to understand how your TEXT will be charged. If you’re looking to volunteer your time to help those impacted by Hurricane Harvey, the American Red Cross and the Salvation Army are in need of volunteers to help at shelters. You can learn how to volunteer for the American Red Cross here and for the Salvation Army here (Source)
ABC KTRK 13 has a list of shelters in Houston, here.
The global crowdfunding community is attempting to raise $2 million to “provide relief to survivors in the form of emergency supplies like food, water, and medicine in addition to longer-term recovery assistance to help residents recover and rebuild.” Global Giving says all donations made to the fund will be exclusively used to support local relief and recovery efforts. Click here to learn how to donate. Source.
Pets affected by Hurricane Harvey are being taken in by animal shelters across Texas, including the SPCA of Texas, Austin Pets Alive and the San Antonio Humane Society. The Houston Humane Society is also available, with limited staff. (source)
If you feel like your heart is pulling you to help, I hope these links are helpful for you to find a good place to donate. Just a few dollars can help!
Drone Footage of the devastation covering Houston