Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts

Thank you for reaching out to find ways to help each other and send aid to those affected by Hurricane Harvey. Here are some reminders about what to do when disaster strikes that we hope you will share with your friends and relatives.

  • Do not self-deploy as a volunteer to a disaster area. We know you want to help, but food, water, shelter, and transportation are at a premium, and the priority is making sure that first responders and residents can get what they need.
  • Sign up before you show up. If you can volunteer, make sure to find an organization and sign up.  Capacity is stretched during disasters, and you need to make sure that you can be utilized.
  • Donate cash. What most communities need is cash, not things. Find a reputable organization that is supporting the disaster response and recovery and contribute. They can buy what they need and not have to worry about sorting and storing donations, especially when storage facilities may be damaged or being used to shelter people.

Here are some national disaster response organizations you may want to consider. We will keep this page regularly updated as new information about volunteer opportunities and other needs develop.

Current list of ways you can help those affected by Hurricane Harvey: