Use the information below to charitable organizations asking for donations. FEMA suggests you check with the National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster for trusted resources. You can use CharityWatch.org(among other similar sites) to vet charities’ financials. The Red Cross spends 91cents of every dollar on its missions; you can stipulate that your donation go directly to help Harvey victims.
AMERICAN Red Cross-text 90999 to donate $10 or visit at website at www.redcross.org.
Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund, sponsored by Houston’s mayor, at www.ghcf.org
Houston Humane Society at www,houstonhumane.org OR San Antonio Humane Society at www.sahumane.org
United Way of Greater Houston Flood Relief at www.unitedwayhouston.org
Texas Diaper Bank at www.texasdiaperbank.org. We suggest you order diapers and/or wipes through Amazon, Walmart, or other source that will deliver to the Diaper Bank.
The Salvation Army at www,dusaster.salvationarmymyusa.org
Money is needed as clothing and food donations must be inspected and sorted. If you want information on using your donations for tax purposes, Forbes’ magazine has an article,”3 Tax Smart Ways to Give to Hurricane Harvey Relief.”
**If you have relatives affected by the flood or storm damage, warn them about contractors who show up uninvited to “bid” on projects. Many victims of Hurricane Sandy were bilked out of money by crooks taking advantage of those in need.