Almost twelve years ago to the day, New Orleans remembers all too well how the people of Texas welcomed us with open arms after Hurricane Katrina. Today, much of southeast Texas remains in a dire situation due to the sheer magnitude of a storm and its never-ending rainfall. As we keep a watchful eye on the weather, here are various ways to help these communities in need. We'll continue to update this list as needed.
Nurses, behavioral therapists, and wheelchairs are needed at the George R. Brown Convention Center and other shelters. Contact Maria Town, director of the Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities, at email@example.com
If you're in New Orleans, purchase tickets to a "Red Beans for Houston" fundraiser this Saturday at Cure
Specify "Hurricane Harvey Hospitality Employee Relief Fund" and donate here
Donate to the Houston Food Bank
Fleurty Girl has designed a "Hou Dat" shirt with 100 percent of proceeds to be donated to Feeding Texas
United Way of Greater Houston has set up a relief fund
LGBTQ Hurricane Harvey Disaster Relief Fund
Friends For Life is distributing much-needed pet supplies for animals
Texas Monthly magazine has compiled multiple ways to help
How and where to volunteer at shelters via this crowd-sourced spreadsheet.
Dirty Coast's Houston shirt raises funds for the Houston Food Bank
Hurricane Harvey Community Relief Effort via Amazon.
SHAPE Community Center is a pillar of Houston's Black community
Catholic Charities of the Galveston/Houston Archdiocese
Houston Coalition for the Homeless
Portlight provides relief and recovery for people with disabilities
Fe y Justicia is providing food, first aid, and legal support for day laborers
Texas Diaper Bank provides emergency diaper kits (which are not distributed by relief agencies)