The scenes of devastation from Hurricane Harvey in Texas will prompt many generous people to contribute to immediate relief efforts.
First, a reminder to give money, not stuff. The organizations on the ground need money now to address particular needs.
As a local paper, it fair to say that if we had a similar disaster here in Northern Virginia, we would want donated money to go to local organizations that understand local needs, rules, supply chains, etc. Give locally.
Houston Food Bank
Donate online www.houstonfoodbank.org
Displaced families and individuals will need to be fed for a long time.
535 Portwall St.
Houston, TX 77029
Greater Houston Community Foundation
Will coordinate the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund to accept tax deductible flood relief donations for victims that have been affected by the recent floods.
Donate online ghcf.org
5120 Woodway Dr.
The Coalition for the Homeless of Houston/Harris County
Tens of thousands of people in and around Houston will be newly homeless as the floods recede.
Donate online www.homelesshouston.org
2000 Crawford Street, Suite 700
Houston, TX 77002
Houston Humane Society
Donate online at www.houstonhumane.org
14700 Almeda Road
Houston, TX 77053
San Antonio Humane Society
Is housing pets of people displaced by Harvey who are taking shelter at the AT&T Center or other places in San Antonio.
Donate online at sahumane.org
4804 Fredericksburg Road
San Antonio, TX 78229
210-226-7461 or 210-518-9742.
Austin Pets Alive!
This rescue group partners with local rescues. Austin Pets Alive! has been helping shelters in the direct line of Hurricane Harvey. They’ve transported more than 330 animals to their shelter and are expecting hundreds more.
Donate online at www.austinpetsalive.org/donate/donate-now/