The number of Texans impacted by Hurricane Harvey grows each day and it will be weeks, if not longer, before we know the full extent of the storm damage along the Texas Coast.  

Over the past few days we have begun to hear from our members in the storm areas and we would like to hear from you if you have been impacted by Hurricane Harvey. Let us know how you are faring and the most important ways we can support you by sending an e-mail to Chapter@USGBCTexas.org

Please remember: While food banks in the area will be affected by an influx of people, financial donations, rather than food donations, are more beneficial to these charitable groups as food banks can purchase food at better prices. Please consider a financial donation to a food bank below rather than a food donation.

To add a resource to this list, send your information to Michelle at michelle@usgbctexas.org.


NEED ASSISTANCE? 

Rescue + Evacuation
Shelter + Relief
  • Contact the 2-1-1 Helpline
  • Visit the State of Texas Hurricane Center for specific information on available shelters
  • FEMA: Find an open shelter near you by texting SHELTER and your zip code to 4FEMA (43362). You can also use the FEMA mobile app.
  • AIRBNB is waiving service fees for evacuees
  • For emotional distress, call the Disaster Distress Helpline at 1-800-985-5990 or texting “TalkWithUs” to 66746.

WANT TO HELP?

Volunteer
Volunteer Houston matches volunteers with relief organizations (Houston)
City of Dallas (Dallas)
Trusted World (Dallas)
Red Cross

Food + Supply Donations
Trusted World (Dallas)
North Texas Food Bank (Dallas)
Tarrant Area Food Bank (Fort Worth)
Feeding Texas (Austin)
Houston Food Bank (Houston)
Galveston Food Bank (Galveston)
Food Bank of the Golden Crescent (Victoria)
Corpus Christi Food Bank (Corpus Christi)
Southeast Texas Food Bank (Beaumont)
Food Bank of the Rio Grande Valley (Pharr)
Brazos Valley Food Bank (Bryan)
Central Texas Food Bank (Austin)
San Antonio Food Bank (San Antonio)

Financial Donations
Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund established by Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner
American Red Cross
Americares
Catholic Charities (Galveston/Houston)
Lutheran Disaster Response
Salvation Army
Save the Children
Texas Diaper Bank
United Way
Go Fund Me has also created a landing page of Hurricane Harvey related fundraisers
YouCaring + J.J. Watts
Global Giving

Donate Blood
Carter Blood Care (North + Central Texas - text DONATE4LIFE to 444-999)
South Texas Blood & Tissue Center (San Antonio/New Braunfels)

LGBTQ Support
The Montrose Center (Houston)

Pet + Animal Rescue
Austin Pets Alive! (Austin - also seeking homes for rescued pets)
Dallas Pets Alive! (Dallas)
Houston SPCA (Houston)

Provide Shelter

AIRBNB: Volunteer your rental home or room through rental site Airbnb.com, which is connecting evacuees in the path of the storm with free, short-term lodging. Airbnb hosts in designated areas are able to volunteer their rentals through a sign-up program. That's also where evacuees can request lodging. The program has been activated in several cities, including Dallas, San Antonio and Austin. It will run through Sept. 1.

Local Business Donations
Dallas Restaurants (Dallas)
Dallas Businesses (Dallas)



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