Help Houston Heal: List of Trusted Organizations for Donations

It’s time to help one of our greatest cities for gospel music heal from the wrath of Hurricane Harvey. Below are a few organizations that are on the ground, helping people get their lives back together. Share this recommended list with family and friends around the country.

Here are our recommendations:

Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund
Mayor Sylvester Turner and County Judge Ed Emmitt established a fund through the Greater Houston Community Foundation to offer a tax-deductible flood relief donations for those affected by the storm.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Houston
The organization has numerous branches across the area and serves low-income youth with after school and summer programming to provide stability for families. Monetary donations go to immediate needs including minor repairs to facilities and equipment that support operations of the clubs.

Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston, leads the Meals on Wheels program

The Meals on Wheels program serves Houston-area seniors and their pets to provide food and during Harvey relief efforts, they ask for generous contributions to support their endeavors.

Self-Help for African People through Education (SHAPE) Community Center

They are collecting funds to provide emergency cash contributions to families, cash contributions to pay for assistance with emergency housing, assistance with medical prescriptions and other needs as determined.

Montgomery County Community Assistance Recovery Efforts and Servies (MC-CARES)

Through the United Way of Greater Houston, MC-CARES focuses on long-term recovery efforts for Montgomery County residents, including permanent shelter and housing, household goods, food, clothing, medical supplies and prescriptions, employment, and case management.

Houston Furniture Bank

As construction on homes is completed and families begin to refurnish their homes, some may turn to the Houston Furniture Bank that helps families get furniture pieces back into their houses to make them their home again.

Trae tha Truth Harvey Relief Fund

Houston rapper and philanthropist Trae tha Truth created a GoFundMe account to raise money for “the underserved and often forgotten families and seniors.” He has a goal of $250,000 and is more than halfway there.

Texas Diaper Bank

This isn’t a Houston-based charity, but they donate diapers – a resource not always provided by disaster relief organizations – to shelters. You can donate money, or buy the diapers directly from their Amazon wishlist.

Trans Disaster Relief Fund

The funds collected will be used to help trans, intersex and gender-queer community recover from Harvey and if needed, burial costs for community members who were lost because of the floods.
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