DONATE GOODS OR SERVICES:
Join Airbnb and help to host a refugee who is in need of shelter during this transitional time. This community of hosts are providing free accommodation to those in need. When you provide temporary shelter to evacuees, you’re helping to rescue and rebuild lives.
The Houston Food Bank is in desperate need of the following items:
- Canned ready-to-eat items with pull tops: vegetables, fruit
- Protein in pouches or pull-top cans: tuna, beef stew, chili, canned chicken
- Peanut butter
- Snacks: granola bars, breakfast bars, etc.
- Paper goods
- Cleaning supplies: mops, mop buckets, brooms, bleach wipes, bleach, garbage bags, bug spray
Drop off curbside at 535 Portwall
Now until further notice
8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Saturday/Sunday
If you don't live in Houston, you can always purchase through Amazon and have your donation sent to their the Houston Food Back Warehouse at the above address,
Donate supplies to the Refugee Services of Texas-Houston. A list of supplies needed by this charity, which provides resettlement services to refugees and other displaced persons in the Houston area, can be found on their Amazon wish list. Needed items range from dictionaries to coffee filters.
Many HISD families have been devastated by the catastrophic flooding in the Houston area caused by Hurricane Harvey, and HISD welcomes assistance from national groups or corporations that would like to help our students recover and prepare for the coming school year.
The district is accepting donations of new and unused clothing, shoes, underwear, socks, uniforms and school supplies, as well as canned food and water.
Donations can be shipped to:
HISD Harvey Donations
2020 Mangum Road
Houston, TX 77092
ATTEND A FUNDRAISING EVENT IN YOUR AREA:
Just on the heels of the George Strait & Friend Benefit Concert is the Harvey Can't Mess With Texas Concert benefiting the Rebuild Texas Fund at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin on September 22nd. C3 Presents is of course in on the action pulling in some stellar headliners such as Willie Nelson, Leon Bridges, James Taylor, Paul Simon and many more! The Rebuild Texas Fund is an amazing organization created by the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation in collaboration with the OneStar Foundation. The four focus areas of the fund include health and housing; schools and child care; workforce and transportation; and capital for small businesses.
Check your local newspaper or online publication for events that are donating proceeds to relief efforts. Here is a link to many fundraising events going on here in Austin.
LET US NOT FORGET THAT THERE ARE OTHERS IN NEED:
Also, we should not forget the disastrous fires that are blazing cross in the Pacific Northwest. Below is list of ways that you can help with relief efforts.
The Community Foundation of North Central Washington is collecting donations for victims of the fires through the Chelan Valley Fire Relief Fund. Visit cfncw.org/fire or call 509-663-7716.
Okanogan County Community Action Council is providing aid for immediate needs such as gas, food and shelter. Visit occac.com or call 509-422-4041.
The Salvation Army office in Wenatchee is collecting money to aid fire victims. Visit salvationarmynw.org or call 800-SAL-ARMY (designate gift for “Northwest fires”).
The Red Cross is accepting donations for wildfire-disaster relief, which allows it to set up shelters and provide quick help. Visit redcross.org, call 800-RED-CROSS, or text REDCROSS to 90999 to give $10.
The United Way of Chelan and Douglas counties is taking donations through its Sleepy Hollow fire-relief fund. Visit uwcdc.org or call 509-662-8261. Donations can also be mailed to P.O. Box 488, Wenatchee, WA 98807.
The Missoula United Way has set up a fund to aid those affected by the Rice Ridge Fire near Seeley Lake, and a fund for evacuees from the Lolo Peak Fire. You can contact the Missoula United Way at 406-549-6104.
The 406 Family Aid Foundation was formed "To aid persons and their families in Western Montana who are experiencing financial hardship caused by unforeseen illness, complications of a previous illness, loss in a family or natural disaster.” They're accepting donations for Lolo Peak Fire evacuees at www.406familyaidfoundation.org.
Garfield County Fire Foundation Relief Fund has been set up to help victims of the Lodgepole Complex, Montana's largest fire this year, which burned nearly over 270,000 acres in Eastern Montana. You can donate online at https://fundly.com/garfield-county-fire-foundation
Checks can be made to Garfield County Fire Foundation c/o Garfield County Bank PO Box 6, Jordan, MT 59337 (406-557-2201) or send to Circle c/o Redwater Valley Bank, PO Box 60, Circle, MT 59215 (406-485-4782).
The American Red Cross of Montana has opened 10 shelters for fire evacuees in Montana this year, including for Sunrise Fire evacuees near Superior, and evacuees from Seeley Lake. You can donate online at http://www.redcross.org/local/montana or call 800-272-6668
American Red Cross said the public can donate on their website under Oregon Wildfires of Local Red Cross. or by calling 503.528.5634.
The Hood County Search and Rescue and Friends of the Columbia Gorge are also accepting donations on their website.
There’s been a GoFundMe campaign set up to help the Oregon Firefighters Association that people can send donations. Here’s the link.
Have a cause that you are particularly passionate about to help with Hurricane Harvey and Irma relief efforts or the fires in the Pacific Northwest? Share the non-profit you are contributing to and why you feel that it is a great charitable cause to support in the comment section below.