Storm Update

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
401 Carlson Circle
San Marcos, TX. 78666

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!

Red Cross

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

Salvation Army

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.


Austin Disaster Relief Network

The ADNR has created a Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund through the Austin Community Foundation to provide for the immediate and long-term physical needs of families impacted by Hurricane Harvey.

Donate: To donate survivor items or sign up to work as a volunteer, click here


Texas Diaper Bank 

"Diapers are not provided by disaster relief agencies," the TDB posted on Facebook Friday. To alleviate that need, the TDB is requesting donations of cash and diapers to provide emergency diaper kits for families that are being displaced due to Hurricane Harvey. 

Donate: Visit the donation page at texasdiaperbank.org and designate your donation for Disaster Relief. 


South Texas Blood and Tissue Center

The STBTC is in dire need of blood donations to prepare South Texas Hospitals for Hurricane Harvey. The center says although O negative and O positive blood is at critically low levels, all blood type donations are welcome. The center says less than a day's supply is available. The center is asking the public in the San Antonio and New Braunfels areas to donate right now.

Donate: Visit southtexasblood.org or call 210-731-5590 to schedule an appointment to donate blood. 


SPCA of Texas 

The SPCA of Texas is deploying staff, volunteers and supplies to support evacuees housed at a mega shelter in Dallas, working with city and county disaster officials to care for the pets of Harvey evacuees. You can help by donating cash to the SPCA of Texas, giving in-kind supplies through an Amazon.com wish list or fostering an animal already in a shelter. 

Donate: Donate cash to the SPCA of Texas here. You can donate in-kind supplies here. If you are interested in fostering an animal, click here

Austin Pets Alive!

Austin Pets Alive! is an animal shelter and no-kill pet advocacy group seeking assistance to help with pets in the aftermath of the storm.

Donate: It has created a page on its website specific to Harvey-related needs.