Hurricane Relief

How You Can Really Help

August 29, 2017
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We all want to help in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. History shows that immediate disaster relief is best directed to those working directly with the victims. We've compiled a list of organizations that we know can provide immediate help. Please consider your donations carefully and thank you for caring!

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Food banks throughout Texas are accepting donations for people affected by the storm. You can donate money to Feeding Texas, a network of the state’s food banks, here. Additionally, the Elgin Courier has compiled a list of food bank locations throughout the region that may need donations of food or supplies.

The local Texas Diaper Bank is putting together disaster relief kits for families with young children. You can donate here

There is also the Coalition For The Homeless, which helps coordinate shelters and outreach for the city’s vulnerable homeless population.

Portlight is a local organization that offers relief to the disabled and older adults. 

The Rockport-Fulton Chamber of Commerce is raising funds to assist in recovery efforts in those two communities, which were especially hard hit when the hurricane first made landfall. You can donate here.

Crowdfunding site GlobalGiving has launched a hurricane relief fund aimed at gathering funds for local nonprofits in the storm-stricken region.

Animal shelters and rescue groups are taking in numerous pets displaced by the storm ― ones that got lost in the chaos, were left behind, or simply need temporary housing while their owners stay in evacuation shelters. Those groups include the SPCA of TexasAustin Pets Alive!Dallas Animal Services and the San Antonio Humane Society.