We’re reaching out to our friends in Houston, TX to see how we can help them during these incredibly tough times. The Houston Food Bank will be an indispensable resource for those affected by hurricane Harvey.
The American Red Cross is currently on the ground in Houston:
Hundreds of Red Cross volunteers from all over the country are on the ground now, working to provide safe shelter and comfort to people impacted by this devastating storm. The Red Cross has enough shelter supplies in Texas to support 28,000 people and supplies for an additional 22,000 people are being sent in now.
In addition, tractor trailer loads of ready-to-eat meals, comfort kits, kitchen supplies and cleaning supplies are on the ground in Texas. Nearly half of our emergency response fleet — more than 150 vehicles – have been mobilized. The Red Cross also prepositioned blood products in Houston ahead of the storm to help ensure we can maintain an adequate blood supply over the weekend. We have staged additional blood inventory in Dallas.
You can donate to the American Red Cross here.
The National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster or simply, “‘National VOAD’, an association of organizations that mitigate and alleviate the impact of disasters, provides a forum promoting cooperation, communication, coordination and collaboration; and fosters more effective delivery of services to communities affected by disaster.” They recommend supporting a local Texas VOAD member as that local team knows best how to handle your donation. To learn more and to donate, click here.