How to Help Hurricane Victims

The following is a list of trusted community-based organizations we've compiled with the assistance of the cities of Houston, Miami, and other communities actively involved in the Hurricane relief efforts. This is not meant to be a complete list, nor an endorsement of these groups. To be considered for our list, please contact us at

Hurricane Harvey (Texas Area)

Monetary Contributions

Rebuild Texas Fund

A Texas-sized disaster requires a Texas-sized response.

Hurricane Harvey is an unprecedented natural disaster in the state of Texas and will require an unprecedented effort in recovery. Your contribution will help people, organizations, and businesses recover and rebuild in all the impacted communities in Texas. To support all of the Texas communities devastated by Hurricane Harvey, the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation is leading the charge to raise $100 million for the Rebuild Texas Fund.

We invite all of you to join us with your resources and your expertise.

We’re in this together.


Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund

After receiving an overwhelming number of inquiries from citizens and companies who want to help, Mayor Sylvester Turner and County Judge Ed Emmett have established the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund that will accept tax-deductible flood relief donations for victims affected by the recent floods. The fund will be housed at the Greater Houston Community Foundation, a 501(c)(3) public charity.


Coastal Bend Disaster Recovery Group Fund

The Coastal Bend Community Foundation (CBCF) is a tax-exempt, non-profit foundation serving the seven-county region of the Texas Coastal Bend. In late 2015 the Coastal Bend Disaster Recovery Group established a fund with the Foundation to accept charitable donations and distribute recovery grants for the benefit of our seven county region (Aransas, Bee, Jim Wells, Kleberg, Nueces, Refugio, and San Patricio) in the event of such a natural disaster.


American Red Cross

Help those affected by Hurricane Harvey by making a cash contribution now. The American Red Cross is working on the ground every day providing emergency assistance in the form of shelter, food, medical supplies, and essential services. Please help.



National Volunteer Organizations Active in Disaster

National VOAD, an association of organizations that mitigate and alleviate the impact of disasters, provides a forum promoting cooperation, communication, coordination and collaboration; and fosters more effective delivery of services to communities affected by disaster.



VolunteerTX supports volunteerism across Texas by connecting concerned citizens with volunteer opportunities in our local communities during times of disaster.


Volunteer Houston

Volunteer Houston seeks to mobilize, connect and engage citizens for causes that benefit our city and communities.

In Kind Contributions

Texas Diaper Bank

The Texas Diaper Bank Disaster Relief program supplies those affected by natural disasters in Texas with diapers—the only organization in Texas specifically providing victims diapers. TXDB collaborates with partner agencies who coordinate and provide relief services to communities affected by natural disasters. We are currently accepting any brand and any size baby diapers, pull-ups, adult diapers, formula, and wipes. We need primarily the larger sizes of diapers, pull-ups, and adult diapers. New or gently used baby items – clothes, blankets, bottles, breast pumps, small toys etc. Please refrain from donating cloth diapers – many families will not be able to wash them.


Texas Toy Drive

In an effort to provide support and comfort to children throughout the state of Texas who have been displaced from their homes as a result of Hurricane Harvey, Austin Mayor Steve Adler is asking the community to come together and donate the items listed below to ensure every child has the opportunity to continue being a kid during this difficult time.

The Mayor is asking for the community to donate new toys, board games, playing cards, sports balls, crayons/markers/colored pencils, arts and crafts sets, coloring books, and puzzles. Please avoid including any toy weapons, glitter, glue, or food items. We encourage the community to secure items for children of all ages, from infants to teenagers.

For more information and to find out where to send donations, please visit the Mayor’s webpage.

Food Support

Feeding Texas

Texas food banks ramped up efforts to help families impacted by Hurricane Harvey. At this point in the response, the best form of support is financial. When funds are donated to Feeding Texas or our member food banks, they can be immediately used to procure and distribute food, water, and cleaning / hygiene items for impacted families. Our food banks can also leverage these donations through bulk and planned buying, as well as avoid the costs associated with sorting and transporting mixed food donations.

Some donors are unable to give financially, or prefer to organize physical food drives in their communities. We welcome all forms of support, and simply ask that organizers contact us or their local food bank to see whether their donation can be held until affected food banks are ready to receive it. For these efforts, the items most requested by our food banks are:

  • Hand-held snack items such as granola bars

  • Pop-top, ready-to-eat items

  • Shelf-stable pantry items such as peanut butter, tuna and soup

  • Bottled water

  • Cleaning supplies (bleach, non-bleach, paper towels, etc.)

  • Personal hygiene items (toothbrushes, toothpaste, etc.)

Participating food banks:

Food Bank of Corpus Christi

Food Bank of the Golden Crescent

Houston Food Bank

Central Texas Food Bank

San Antonio Food Bank

Animal Support

Best Friends Animal Society

Best Friends’ disaster response team is deploying to Texas to rescue stranded animals, deliver supplies to hard-hit shelters, transport displaced shelter pets and support emergency sheltering efforts.

Donate Money

Every penny of your gift today will be spent on Hurricane Harvey and the recovery efforts to help reunite pets with families, help animals turned into shelters find homes, and help the Houston area rescue groups and shelters rebuild and recover.


We will be mobilizing a group of specialized volunteers now and over the next several months to assist with delivering emergency supplies and transporting animals. Fill out form to apply.

Donate Goods

By donating one of these items, you can bring comfort, nourishment and healing to dogs and cats displaced by the storm.


SPCA of Texas

The SPCA of Texas is putting every available resource behind assisting pets and people who have evacuated the Gulf Coast to the North Texas area right here in North Texas and beyond.