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How to Help Those Affected by Hurricane Harvey

As we keep a watchful eye on the weather, here are various ways to help communities in need.
Photo courtesy of dirtycoast.com
Photo courtesy of dirtycoast.com

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 maria.town@houstontx.gov

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)

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