How to Help Hurricane Harvey Victims

The images pouring out of Houston, Texas, in the wake of Hurricane Harvey are devastating – and the damage is expected to increase throughout the week. When disaster strikes in such a massive way in such a short amount of time, it can be difficult to know exactly how to help. Below we have compiled a list of organizations where your donations will go a long way:

Texas Diaper Bank

The Texas Diaper Bank is ensuring the thousands of misplaced families impacted by Hurricane Harvey have the diapers they need. Click here to make a cash donation.

The American Red Cross

This humanitarian organization is currently providing shelters , supplies and volunteers in areas impacted the storm.  Click here  to donate directly to the victims of Hurricane Harvey. The minimum online donation is $10. Or call 1-800-RED CROSS or text Harvey to the number 90999.

The Salvation Army

Help The Salvation Army provide “physical, emotional and spiritual care to survivors and relief workers.” Click here to donate directly to victims of Hurricane Harvey, or call 1-800-SAL-ARMY
or Text STORM to 51555.

Austin Pets Alive

This Austin, Texas-based shelter has already taken in nearly 350 shelter animals from flood-stricken areas, and they estimate another 50-100 animals will be coming their way. Click here to donate funds to help this no-kill shelter care for these additional animals.

Save the Children

Save the Children’s emergency response team is on the ground in San Antonio, Texas, working to specifically to meet the immediate needs of children and families affected by the storm. Click here to donate.

Blood donation centers

Blood centers are putting out urgent pleas for donations. Click here to find a Red Cross donation center near you, or visit a local branch of the Indiana Blood Center.

For more ideas on how to help, visit Charity Navigator’s Hurricane Harvey-specific list here.

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