As a Houston-based company for 30 years and with a wide reach across Texas and the Gulf Coast, our hearts go out to our beloved community and all Texans affected by Hurricane Harvey.
The restoration of our communities will continue for many months, if not years. And our collective help will continue to be needed by those most affected. In fact, many clients have asked what they can do to support relief efforts as they are working through supporting their employees and customers who have been affected. To that end, we wanted to share some resources and links with you in order to help facilitate donations and volunteer opportunities in the coming weeks.
There are many options available, and it may be hard to navigate how and where your donations will be used as part of the relief efforts. Whenever possible and relevant, it’s important to state that your donation be specifically used for Hurricane Harvey relief.
- The Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund established by Mayor Sylvester Turner accepts tax deductible flood relief donations. The fund is housed at the Greater Houston Community Foundation, a 501(c)(3) public charity.
- The United Way Relief Fund was launched to help meet storm-related needs and recovery. 100% of your gift to the United Way Relief Fund goes to help our neighbors and our community recover from Hurricane Harvey.
- Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston is accepting donations. Donations allow them to provide food, clothing, shelter and a network of support services to those dealing with the aftermath of this disaster from all walks of life and religious backgrounds.
- To support the vulnerable affected by Hurricane Harvey, the San Jose Clinic is waving patient contributions. To help support those uninsured who have been impacted, San Jose is seeking support to ensure those needing relief have access to quality medical, dental and pharmacy services.
- Houston is home to the country's largest food bank, the Houston Food Bank, supporting the vast population who were food insecure before Hurricane Harvey. Monetary donations are the recommended way to give to ensure the food is safely packaged and prepared. Or you can donate to Feeding Texas, a network of food banks across the state who can provide support to other Gulf Coast communities affected.
- The American Red Cross is working around the clock along the Gulf Coast to help the thousands of people whose lives have been devastated by Hurricane Harvey. You can donate here directly to help those in need affected. Please ensure the "I want to support Hurricane Harvey" option is selected.
- BakerRipley is responsible for assistance with long term recovery. You can donate here.
- Finally, pets are also affected by the hurricane. The SPCA is providing disaster relief.
Right now the best way to help is to make a monetary donation. But if you'd like to volunteer, you can become a volunteer on the Red Cross website.
These are just some of the many options. We're here as your partner and are looking to help you in any way you need support around making these complicated decisions. Because we have been, and forever will be, #HoustonStrong.