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.
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.
ABA # 021000021
For credit to: Greater Houston Community Foundation
Text to donate using HARVEY2017 to 91999 without a fee.
Other Donation Options (Via The Texas Monthly):
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
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
Focused on people with disabilities affected by Harvey.
Providing prescription medication and medical supplies.
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.
Originally appeared on BlackEnterprise.com.