There are several organizations and coordinated efforts coming to the aid of those affected by the devastating impact of Harvey. Here are some organizations you can support in those efforts:
The Houston Food Bank is accepting donations and volunteers.
Samaritan’s Purse is on the scene in Texas tarping damaged roofs, chainsawing fallen trees and cleaning up storm debris.
The LGBTQ Hurricane Harvey Disaster Relief Fund will help community members displaced by the storm. The fund is being manged by the Montrose Center — Houston’s LGBTQ counseling and community center —and is on call to help homeless youth, seniors, people living with HIV, hate crime survivors and those devastated by the storm.
The crowdfunding website Global Giving is trying to raise $2 million to provide “food, water, and medicine in addition to longer-term recovery assistance” to Harvey’s victims.
The crowdfunding service GoFundMe also has highlighted stories of people who are suffering as a result of Harvey.
Portlight Strategies is working to address the urgent needs of those who are disabled.
Airbnb has waived fees for people affected by Harvey who check in through Friday. It’s also connecting people who need a place to stay with people who are offering space free.
Several organizations are offering aid to displaced pets, including and the SPCA of Texas.