With a record-breaking 27 trillion gallons of rain dumped on the Southeast coast of Texas and Louisiana, Hurricane Harvey proves to be one of the worst natural disasters to occur in U.S. history. The resulting floods damaged hundreds of thousands of homes, prompted thousands of rescues, and displaced over 30,000 people. While the risk of heavy rainfall has faded out since Harvey has reached land, it will still take years to undo the damages done by the catastrophic storm.
Numerous local and international nonprofit organizations have began taking necessary steps to rebuild affected areas and provide aid for those in need. Consider donating funds to support some of the organizations listed below, which are directly making an impact in the affected areas.
Local nonprofit organizations:
Greater Houston Community Foundation
Houston Food Bank
Food Bank of Corpus Christi
South Texas Blood and Tissue Center
Houston Humane Society
San Antonio Humane Society
Houston Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.
Texas Diaper Bank
United Way of Greater Houston
L.G.B.T.Q. Disaster Relief Fund
National and International Organizations:
Islamic Relief USA
St. Bernard Project
Brother’s Brother Foundation
Convoy of Hope
Heart to Heart International
Matthew 24: Ministries
All Hands Volunteers
Medical Teams International
The Federal Emergency Management Agency also recommends checking the National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster for a list of trusted disaster-relief organizations in Texas. The UCLA Volunteer Center thanks you for contributing to these efforts and for committing to helping those in need.