The following is where you can divert your attention, donations, and time (if permissible). We know that people are generous and want to know how to help those in need. This list was first published by Texas Monthly (http://www.texasmonthly.com/the-daily-post/ways-can-help-people-hurricane-harvey) It has been adapted to be a quick glance sheet.
The Texas Diaper Bank — assembling relief kits for families with small children.
The Driscoll Children’s Hospital — is located in Corpus Christi, open, and has power. They are accepting financial and blood donations.
The SPCA of Texas — is taking in hundreds of animals. Donate to help cover costs, or open your home to animals who need somewhere to go before they can be reunited with their families.
Austin Pets Alive! — is accepting cash, to keep operating, volunteers to foster animals, and pet supplies: large plastic or metal bins with lids to store food, leashes and collars, cat litter, large brooms, cat-specific beds, and liquid laundry soap. (no crates or pet food at this time)
Help With Medical Needs
Portlight — is working to ensure that people who require medical equipment and assistive technology have what they need after they evacuate, and to make sure that they are able to get to safety. They accept donations via PayPal.
Houston Food Bank
Galveston Food Bank
Food Bank of the Golden Crescent (Victoria)
Corpus Christi Food Bank
Southeast Texas Food Bank (Beaumont)
Food Bank of the Rio Grande Valley (Pharr)
Brazos Valley Food Bank (Bryan)
Central Texas Food Bank (Austin)
San Antonio Food Bank
To Help The Homeless
The Houston Coalition for the Homeless — shelter for the homeless in Houston, up-to-date information about shelter space availability, the best fit for each one, and how to get there safely. Accepting financial donations.
To Help Those Displaced
List your home on Airbnb for free — (with no service fees to anyone) Most listings are in Austin, Dallas, and San Antonio. Consider listing your space.
Trusted World — operating three shelters in Dallas which need donations, supplies (clean clothing, non-perishable food, toiletries, diapers, and baby formula), and volunteers.
Global Giving — trying to raise $2 million to help those affected by the storm. Provides food, gas, clean water, hygiene products, and shelter in the short-term, and then funnels the remaining resources to local organizations to facilitate long-term recovery.
H.E.B. — doesn’t accept donations, but the supermarket chain provides emergency response services, mobile kitchens, and disaster-response units to affected areas. (Now collecting donations at the register for the American Red Cross, The Salvation Army, and Feeding Texas.) Many stores in affected areas (including the entire Houston area) are closed.
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