How to Help Our Neighbors in Houston

Flag of Houston painted on a brick wall.
 

Our hearts are breaking for residents in Houston and other nearby areas affected by storms and flooding as a result of recent storm Harvey. If you want to help our Texas neighbors there are a number of things you can do.

This story was updated on August 29 to reflect new opportunities to donate. 

General Donations

A number of other companies are pledging millions in donations. Several are matching contributions or offering a percentage of sales to the cause. The full list is here.

Facebook is matching up to $1 million in donations to the Center for Disaster Philanthropy. Login to your Facebook page for more information.

The American Red Cross: You can go online to redcross.org, you can call 1-800 Red Cross or you can make a $10 donation automatically through your mobile phone. Just text “Harvey” to 90999.

The Salvation Army: Give online or call 1-800-SAL-ARMY. You can even donate by mail to:
The Salvation Army
PO BOX 1959
Atlanta, GA 30301
Follow their relief efforts at https://www.facebook.com/SalArmyEDS

Catholic Charities USA: Donate online, by mobile phone or text CCUSADISASTER to 71777.

Donate Goods

The Sebastian County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO). According to our friends at KARK, bottled water, cereal, protein bars and other ready to eat foods will be accepted. Donation drop off hours will be from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the sheriff’s office on South A Street in Fort Smith.

Food

If you’d like to help feed people in the region, check the websites for the Houston Food Bank, the Galveston County Food Bank and the Corpus Christi Food Bank. They all take online donations.

Other Ways to Help

A T-shirt printing company in Louisiana, Dirty Coast, is donating proceeds of a $28 specialty shirt to the Houston Food Bank. The shirt may be ordered on their website.

The Texas Diaper Bank needs diapers and wipes. Diapers for babies, children, adults and the disabled are not provided by Disaster Relief Agencies. You can purchase directly from the Texas Diaper Bank’s Amazon Wish List. They also will take opened packs of diapers just so long as they are not dirty or damaged. Any diapers can be shipped to us at the following address:
5415 Bandera Road, Suite 504
San Antonio, TX 78238

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