FEMA says cash donations offer voluntary agencies the most flexibility to address urgently developing needs. FEMA urges people to not donate unsolicited goods such as used clothing, miscellaneous household items, medicine, or perishable foodstuffs at this time. You can learn more about safely donating to charities during disasters from the National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster
– The American Red Cross –
The organization is helping people by providing shelter and sending truck loads of supplies. The American Red Cross is urging people to call 1-800-RED CROSS or to text HARVEY to 90999 to make a donation. You can also click here to donate.
– Catholic Charities USA –
The organization is urging people to donate to their disaster relief efforts by texting “CCUSADISASTER” to 71777.
– Texas Diaper Bank –
The organization 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.
– Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund –
Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner established the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund after receiving an overwhelming number of inquiries of people reaching out to offer help. The funds will be administered by the Greater Houston Community Foundation and accepts tax-deductible flood-relief donations. To donate or to learn more, click here.