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.
Various hotel chains, airlines and credit cards have the option of donating points for various causes.
SPG under the Charity Partners tab
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.
Many banks are waiving many types of fees for those in affected areas including
Houston Passport Agency is closed until Sept 4, 2017 so expect major delays.
Here is the FEMA Hurricane Harvey Resource Page.
Please post in the comments of any other links I can include.