Vetted Organizations and Charities You Can Donate To Help the Victims of Hurricane Harvey - Black Enterprise
Black Enterprise Magazine September/October 2018 Issue

The rains continue to devastate southeast Texas. The images and video from cities and towns battered by Hurricane Harvey are heartbreaking—families separated; the elderly waiting for hours in waist-deep water; the panic of people as the water level rises.

It’s easy to feel helpless when outside of the area watching a national disaster unfold from a computer or TV screen. However, there are ways to help. Here is a listing of credible charities and organization that are accepting donations ranging from money to diapers.

 

 

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This list will continue to get updated:

 

Greater Houston Community Foundation Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund

Ways to donate:

Online Credit Card Donations: Visit www.ghcf.org. Online credit card donations will be assessed a small fee, typically 3%, by the credit card companies. Donors have the option of increasing their credit card donations to cover this fee.

Checks/Money Orders: Mail to Greater Houston Community Foundation, 5120 Woodway Drive, Suite 6000, Houston, TX 77056.

Transfer Cash by Wire:

Wire To: JP Morgan Chase Bank, N.A.

Houston, TX

ABA # 021000021

For credit to: Greater Houston Community Foundation

A/C#: 849170287
Text to donate using HARVEY2017 to 91999 without a fee.

 

Other Donation Options (Via The Texas Monthly):

 

Global Giving

A crowdsourced fundraising effort to “provide relief to survivors in the form of emergency supplies like food, water, and medicine in addition to longer-term recovery assistance.” www.globalgiving.org/projects/hurricane-harvey-relief-fund

 

The Red Cross

www.redcross.org/donate/hurricane-harvey?scode=RSG00000E017&utm_campaign=Harvey&gclid=Cj0KCQjwoZTNBRCWARIsAOMZHmEEHWqMzXKcOQk9WroOqBQBhgcEgEl6Oqpn-SfdjD6iN0qUCDGb3EsaAilGEALw_wcB&gclsrc=aw.ds&dclid=CLnroO2a_dUCFc8ENwodKw4MwA

 

The Texas Diaper Bank

San Antonio charity looking for diaper donations and funds. https://texasdiaperbank.networkforgood.com/projects/33717-change-a-life

 

Driscoll Children’s Hospital
Accepting money donations as well as blood donations. https://co.clickandpledge.com/advanced/default.aspx?wid=45664

 

Portlight

Focused on people with disabilities affected by Harvey.

www.portlight.org/home.html

 

DirectRelief

Providing prescription medication and medical supplies.

www.directrelief.org/usa/

 

The Way Home

Accepting financial donations to help homeless victims. www.thewayhomehouston.org/partners/

 

The SPCA of Texas

Accepting financial donation to help care for displaced pets. www.spca.org/news_hurricane-harvey

 

If you are in the vicinity of the flooding, be sure to check out the full list (www.texasmonthly.com/the-daily-post/ways-can-help-people-hurricane-harvey) at The Texas Monthly for food banks and other charities accepting in-kind donations.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Samara Lynn

Samara Lynn is a technology journalist, covering the industry for a decade. Her work appears in The Wirecutter, Tom's Hardware, PC Mag, and other online outlets. She's the author of "Windows Server 2012: Up and Running" and previously worked in the IT industry. She's currently the digital manager at Black Enterprise.


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