Houston After the Hurricane

Texas Strong

I’m sure many of ya’ll have been watching the news about the destruction caused by one of the worst floodings in more than a century in the US. I thank ya’ll for the messages and prayers and support many of you have sent and I can’t say enough of the people that have pulled together to help one another in this dire time of need.

I wanted to share some updates of ways you can still help and general information about Houston.

Ways to Donate

Houston Food Bank is a non profit org that is accepting donations and is in need of volunteers.

Houston Diaper Bank is a non profit org that is accepting monetary and diaper donations.

Austin Diaper Bank is a non profit org that is accepting monetary and diaper donations. You can even order on Amazon to be delivered to their location. These diapers will help aid Hurricane Harvey victims.

Gallery Furniture owner Jim Mcingvale  aka “Mattress Mack” has opened up his furniture store to house victims. He set up an Amazon wish list for you to buy cleaning supplies to be given to victims. This is not a non profit and items make take a while to arrive due to limited delivery but are much needed.

For any Austin residents, there is a very useful donation resource page here.

Airports

IAH and HOU have opened with limited service available. Southwest Airlines has suspended service at HOU and will resume with limited service on Sept 2.

Donate Points

Various hotel chains, airlines and credit cards have the option of donating points for various causes.

Southwest Airlines

United Airlines

Delta Airlines

Jet Blue

Best Western

Hilton Honors

Wyndham

Hyatt

SPG under the Charity Partners tab

American Express

Airbnb

For people in need of urgent accommodations, Airbnb is waiving service fees for those affected by the disaster and checking in between August 23, 2017 and September 25, 2017. Many hosts are offering free stays in affected areas.

Banks

Many banks are waiving many types of fees for those in affected areas including

Bank of America

Chase Bank

Wellsfargo

Passport

Houston Passport Agency is closed until Sept 4, 2017 so expect major delays.

FEMA

Here is the FEMA Hurricane Harvey Resource Page.

 

Please post in the comments of any other links I can include.

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