Our hearts are heavy for those impacted by the devastation of Hurricane Harvey. As Houston begins its long road to recovery in the wake of the storm, we are presented with the opportunity to help our fellow Texans. Let us build hope and help rebuild lives by supporting these local organizations providing much-needed relief to thousands across the state:
Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund
Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner and the Greater Houston Community Foundation have established the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund which is accepting tax-deductible donations. In a statement, the Mayor confirmed, “We are getting calls from across the country and right here in our hometown, and the generosity of people who understand this disaster is truly amazing. Together, we can make a difference to those who will need extensive help to get back on their feet once this storm is over.”
SPCA of Texas
The leading animal welfare agency in North Texas is looking out for the lost and rescued pet population in the wake of the storm. The SPCA of Texas is prepared to take in more than 300 animals who will need homes. The organization is encouraging the public to provide their time, financial assistance or in-kind donations in the form of litter boxes, cat litter, blankets, towels, pet beds, treats, toys and large wire crates.
Texas Diaper Bank
With an influx of nearly 10,000 displaced families arriving in San Antonio, The Texas Diaper Bank in San Antonio is supplying diapers to a staggering number of evacuees with young children. The disaster relief program is currently accepting donations of all brands and sizes of baby diapers, adult diapers and pull-ups, in addition to formula and new or gently used baby items. To become a donor, visit the website for a complete list of needed items and a link for monetary donations.
GIVE: Texas Diaper Bank