Helping Those Impacted By Hurricane Harvey
Hurricane Harvey’s recent impact and destruction along the Texas coast has affected thousands of families, forcing many to evacuate their homes to emergency shelters throughout the Lone Star State.
There are several ways that you can help to make a difference and assist with disaster relief in response to the devastation left in the wake of this catastrophic natural disaster.
Corpus Christi - Hurricane Harvey Relief - Grande Cares
While we have watched the devastation left by Hurricane Harvey in Texas, many of us have asked, “How can I help?” If you are interested in donating to the relief efforts in Texas, our Grande colleagues have created a foundation to help Texas communities who have suffered such destructive events. Grande Cares is on the ground and able to get monetary donations into the hands of those most in need. They will focus their attention on the smaller communities who have not seen the relief efforts like Houston, where most of the attention is focused.
If you would like to contribute, please make your check payable to Grande Cares. (please note: "Hurricane Harvey Relief” on the check) Or if you prefer you can send your donations directly to Grande Cares at the following address:
Grande Cares c/o Julie Clayton
Donations to Grande Cares are tax deductible. If you are sending your donation directly to Grande Cares and are requesting receipt for the donation please make sure to include a return address so Grande Cares can send you the receipt. You can be sure that any donation you make will be much appreciated and given directly to those who need your help. Thank you!
The Red Cross is mobilizing trained Red Cross disaster relief workers to support this response effort, and has more than shelters ready to open and support thousands of people if needed. Trailers full of shelter and relief supplies have been pre-positioned including cots, blankets, comfort and cleaning supplies.
Donate: Visit redcross.org, call 1-800-RED CROSS or text the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a donation.
Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund
Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner has teamed up with the Greater Houston Community Foundation to open a fund to accept tax-deductible cash donations for victims that have been affected by the flooding.
Donate: You can donate to the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund here.
The Salvation Army has already begun collecting funds to help those affected by the storm. Though most people think of donating clothing or household items first, SA spokesperson Alvin Migues, said physical donations can be a challenge during a disaster.
“Then you have to spend manpower to deal with sorting and other things as they come into the warehouses instead of having those folks out in the field doing the work," he said. "So, we always asked people to send a cash donation instead,” he said.
Donate: You can donate cash online at disaster.salvationarmyusa.org or by phone at 1-800-725-2769.