Opinion: Editorial: Helping After Harvey

Opinion: Editorial: Helping After Harvey

Give locally in Texas; give money not stuff.

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.

Suite 6000

Houston,TX 77056


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/