, which calls itself the largest global crowdfunding community, has a goal of raising $2 million for its Harvey relief fund. Funds will be used first for immediate needs of food, water and shelter and then transition to long-term recovery efforts.
United Way of Greater Houston
has launched a relief fund for storm-related needs and recovery. The organization says it already maintains a disaster relief fund but anticipates the needs of Harvey will far exceed those existing resources.
, the social fundraising site, has created a landing page that gathers the campaigns on its platform related to Harvey.
The Salvation Army
says it is providing food and water to first responders and preparing for massive feeding efforts for residents.
is accepting donations as well as volunteers for Harvey disaster relief for the coming months.
has set up an urgent accommodations site, where people can open their homes to evacuees from the storm or find shelter themselves. Service fees are waived for those who check in by Sept. 1.
is a statewide nonprofit that works alongside state and federal relief efforts. The organization says
it steps in during major disasters to “coordinate with the state and other providers so that relief reaches families quickly and the ‘second disaster’ of an unorganized response is avoided.”
Here is its list of food banks in Texas likely to be affected by Harvey:
People With Disabilities
facilitates projects involving people with disabilities, including post-disaster relief work. The organization says its hotline
for Inclusive Disaster Strategies has received urgent requests from people in need.
The Texas Diaper Bank
, based in San Antonio, works to meet the basic needs of vulnerable babies, children with disabilities, and seniors. It focuses on
providing partner agencies with diapers and goods.
Austin Pets Alive!
says it has transported more than 235 animals
to its shelter. The organization seeks donations, as well as people who can adopt animals. It says it has received so many donated supplies that it’s running out of storage space, so financial donations are what it needs most.