August 30, 2017

Hurricane relief—how you can help

Help the communities hit by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria. Here are links to some of the organizations helping with hurricane relief efforts.

National organizations

World Care (headquartered in Tucson)
American Red Cross
Direct Relief
Global Giving (Hurricane Harvey)
Global Giving (Hurricane Irma in the United States)
Global Giving (Hurricanes Irma and Maria in the Caribbean, including U.S. territories)
Matthew 25: Ministries
Oxfam America (Hurricane Irma)
Salvation Army
Save the Children

Hurricane Harvey

Local organizations

Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund set up by Houston’s mayor, Sylvester Turner, administered by the Greater Houston Community Foundation
Houston Food Bank
Food Bank of Corpus Christi
Texas Diaper Bank
United Way of Greater Houston
Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston
L.G.B.T.Q. Disaster Relief Fund, administered by The Montrose Center

More Texas organizations

National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster lists trusted disaster-relief organizations in Texas

Organizations helping animals

Houston Humane Society
San Antonio Humane Society
Houston Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
Texas Wildlife Rehab Coalition
Bat World Sanctuary, Inc.

Hurricanes Irma and Maria

Hurricanes Irma and Maria affected Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands and Hurricane Irma affected the entire state of Florida. Multiple agencies in multiple cities are providing hurricane relief. See the links for national organizations above.

Organizations helping animals

South Florida Wildlife Center

Researching charities

Charity Navigator
IRS EO Select Check Search whether an organization is eligible to receive tax-deductible charitable contributions.