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Hurricane Harvey Relief & Information: I Want to Help

This guide is a collaborative resource made by HCC Libraries for people seeking relief in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. It also serves as a helpful guide for people who want to offer helpful information or are seeking volunteer opportunities.

I Want to Help


Donate Money


  • TXRX Labs: Crafters for Good: Sign up now to help build furniture for those who lost these items in the floods. Welding or woodworking experience is helpful, but not required. Must be 18+ to volunteer. They are also accepting donations. Click here to donate to support TXRX Labs relief efforts. 
  • One Click Relief: This website allows anyone in the world to donate money to buy supplies and have them shipped to people who need assistance following the hurricane. You can choose the types of items to be donated. 
    • One Click Relief: Learn more about this website that allows donors to contribute money to purchase needed supplies through Amazon. Click here to view the Houston Chronicle article. 
  • American Red Cross: You can choose to donate funds to support Hurricane Harvey relief efforts
  • Help Houston rebuild by donating to build a home through SBP (Formerly known as the Saint Bernard Project). Helpful cost break-down on donation page to show how the funds are being spent. 
  • City of Houston: Learn how to help Houston recover from Harvey. Information for individuals, groups, and corporations. Donate Supplies or money.
  • The Houston Food Bank is accepting donations. 
  • Donate money to help fund relief efforts by BakerRipley. They provide services to support long-term recovery efforts after a disaster. 
  • Greater Houston Community Foundation: Mayor Sylvester Turners sets up Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund
  • Donate to GCCSA to help fund community services that assist with housing, food, electricity, and transportation costs. 
  • HISD Foundation: Ways to help students and families of Houston Independent School District recover (both monetary and supply donations)
  • The Montrose Center LGBTQ Disaster Relief Fund
  • Colorlines: List of organizations that serve people of color and underserved communities
  • Volunteer Houston is accepting monetary donations
  • How To Tell Which Charity Organizations are Legitimate:
  • NPR article "Don't Fall Victim to Flood Scams" addresses how to evaluate charities, whether crowdfunding campaigns such as listed on GoFundMe are legitmate, and other tips for making sure your donation goes to legitimate organizations.
  • Animal lovers can donate to SPCA

Donate Supplies


Food Donations

  • Houston Food Bank Harvey Disaster Relief
  • City of Houston: Learn how to help Houston recover from Harvey. Information for individuals, groups, and corporations. Donate Supplies or money.

Supply Donations

  • One Click Relief: Learn more about this website that allows donors to contribute money to purchase needed supplies by purchasing through Amazon. Click here to view the Houston Chronicle article. 
    • One Click Relief: This website allows anyone in the world to donate money to buy supplies and have them shipped to people who need assistance following the hurricane. You can choose the types of items to be donated. 
  • HISD Foundation: Ways to help students and families of Houston Independent School District recover (both monetary and supply donations)
  • City of Houston: Donation drop-off points
  • National VOAD: Hurricane response page for individual donations
  • Station Houston: lists current donation and volunteer needs across various organizations

Volunteer Opportunities


  • TXRX Labs: Crafters for Good: Sign up now to help build furniture for those who lost these items in the floods. Welding or woodworking experience is helpful, but not required. Must be 18+ to volunteer. They are also accepting donations.
  • City of Houston: Links to volunteer opportunities.
  • Volunteer through BakerRipley to assist with emergency response services and long-term recovery efforts. 
    • You can register at NRG Center.
    • Enter at Gate 10.
    • Minimum age is 16 years old.
    • Bring a PHOTO ID.
  • American Red Cross: Volunteer application for Harvey emergency response. Must be at least 18 years old. 
    • American Red Cross: Health and Mental Health volunteers needed! Apply here. 
  • National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (National VOAD): Register to volunteer by visiting this page. 
  • Volunteer Houston page: Learn how you can connect with organizations that need volunteers.
  • Station Houston: lists current donation and volunteer needs across various organizations

Host Evacuees


  • This Facebook page was created to connect evacuees with potential hosts. 
  • Many Airbnb hosts are opening their homes to Harvey evacuees. This page allows you to connect with people who need a place to stay.

Resources for Pets


  • Harvey Pet Resource Guide from the Houston Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA)
  • Animal Defense League of Texas: Did you lose or find a pet during Harvey? This guide offers helpful tips for Lost and Found Pets
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Image Credits:

Banner: Martinez, D. (2017). Extensive Flooding from Harvey in Southeast Texas. [Online Image].

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