(They have a disaster portal that connects with areas available.)
Houston Food Bank is calling for volunteers to help sort, process and box food and other necessities for Disaster Boxes for those impacted by the floods.
Shifts are at the Food Bank’s main warehouse facility, 535 Portwall St., 77029. Register to volunteer online or call Van Tran at 713-547-8604.
Individual and groups are welcome and needed. Children as young as six are welcome for kid-friendly projects. Cash donations can be made online at houstonfoodbank.org.
Volunteers are encouraged to bring non-perishable food donations when they volunteer. Here are the shifts:
• Morning: Monday – Saturday, 8 am to noon
• Afternoon: Monday – Saturday, 1 pm – 4 pm
• Evening: Monday – Friday, 6 pm – 9 pm
Where and what you can drop off for in-kind donations:
Humble Area Assistance Ministries
P.O. Box 14051
Humble, Texas 77347
1302 First Street
Humble, TX 77338
To help animals suffering from the disaster, visit the Houston Humane Society. The Houston Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
has set up an animal emergency response hotline (713-861-3010) and is accepting donations on its website: www.houstonhumane.org
LoGL LEO Fund -
Cash gifts are a preferred way to help in this phase. You can donate to relief and recovery effort. Make sure 100% of these funds will go to meeting needs in our area of people impacted by Hurricane Harvey. And that nothing will be diverted from the fund for administrative or other purposes.
NOTE: How to avoid being scammed - Before giving money to an organization, do your research. Charity Navigator, which identifies worthy charities, has a handy list of organizations that are responding in the aftermath of the storm. Their extensive database provides a good starting place to research nonprofits.
The Internal Revenue Service can also help you investigate an organization. Its search tool reveals whether or not an organization is eligible to receive tax-deductible charitable contributions.
For advice on avoiding fraudsters, read Charity Navigator’s post on how to protect yourself, and check out these tips from the Federal Trade Commission.
“Be wary of charities that spring up too suddenly in response to current events and natural disasters,” the F.T.C. website says. “Even if they are legitimate, they probably don’t have the infrastructure to get the donations to the affected area or people.”
Lutheran Church Missouri Synod (LCMS)
World Relief and Human Care LCMS World Relief and Human Care, through LCMS Disaster Response, is coordinating with Texas District Disaster Response to launch a significant and sustained relief effort in response to Hurricane Harvey. More than 160 LCMS congregations are in the affected areas, and you can help with relief and mercy efforts.
LCMSHARVEY TO 41444
888-930-4438 (during business hours)
A check to LCMS, P.O. Box 66861, St. Louis, MO 63166-6861
Make it payable to “LCMS” and in the memo line, write “HURRICANE HARVEY”
Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner established a Harvey relief fund at The Greater Houston Community Foundation. The organization connects donors with a network of nonprofits and innovative solutions in the social sector.
United Way Relief Fund:
have launched the United Way Relief Fund to help meet storm related needs and recovery in our community.