More than 1,000 people have been rescued from record flooding in the Houston area and over 1000 people have yet to be rescued; it’s all too familiar. Just a year ago, we here in Baton Rouge were going through our own natural disaster and in need of help and assistance. We know many in our community are still struggling from last year’s floods; this is definitely a time to take care of ourselves and our loved ones as Harvey brings last year’s flood memories to the forefront. We’re praying that Harvey will not dump too much water on us.
Our neighbors in Texas showed up in numerous ways to assist, donate and volunteer in our time of need and our hope is that we can return the favor. The rain continues, with flood waters rising amid dire concerns about the days ahead. The Cajun Navy is currently en route to help our neighbors to the west in Houston and we here in Louisiana can help too!
Officials say some parts of Texas could be uninhabitable for months or even years to come. If anyone can empathize with what Texas is going through, it’s us. Aid groups are taking stock of the situation and rushing help to evacuees. We have put together a list of ways to get involved and help the victims of this massive storm.
Aid Hurricane Harvey victims:
- Legacy Collective is committed to finding and partnering with organizations who are doing great work, with boots on the ground and leaders from the affected community, who are committed to sustainability. As we consider the great need that is before us in serving those affected by Hurricane Harvey, our commitment to you is to make sure we partner with LOCAL organizations and leaders who will use the resources we provide in the best possible way.Today you can either give a ONE TIME DONATION that will be used 100% for hurricane relief or JOIN our giving community in make a lasting impact!
- The Salvation Army: To donate visit givesalvationarmy.org or call 1-800-725-2769.
- Catholic Charities USA: Visit catholiccharitiesusa.org to donate
- Save The Children: Save the Children invests in childhood – every day, in times of crisis and for our future. In the United States and around the world, we give children a healthy start, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. By transforming children’s lives now, we change the course of their future and ours.
- North American Mission Board Disaster Relief: Online donation: Click here Phone: 800-634-2462 (Continental U.S. & Canada)
- Billy Graham Rapid Response Team: Online donation: Click here
- Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund: The Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund was established by the Austin Disaster Relief Network to provide for the immediate and long-term physical needs of families impacted by Hurricane Harvey.
- Houston Food Bank, San Antonio Food Bank, Feeding Texas: Food banks are an important asset during hurricanes, as they provide relief to families and residents who have lost access to food and water during the disaster.
- Animal Defense League of Texas, SPCA of Texas, or the San Antonio Humane Society: Donate to Texas animal shelters like the
- Southern Baptist Disaster Relief – Meets the urgent needs of communities in crisis, from serving food to volunteers in rebuilding communities.
- Driscoll Children’s Hospital – This hospital will be taking in evacuated NICU babies.
- Direct Relief USA offers prescription drugs and other medical supplies to those who need it in emergency situations, and works with clinics and primary care doctors to ensure that people are able to get what they need when they need it. They’re accepting financial contributions.
The Texas Diaper Bank is in need of donations to help families affected by Hurricane Harvey. According to the diaper bank, diapers are not provided by disaster relief agencies. Disaster relief kits with donation supplies will go to those affected by natural disasters in Texas with diapers. If you or someone you know is in the area, they can drop off items at their location on 5415 Bandera Road, Suite 504, San Antonio, TX 78238. If you’re not in the area, you can click here to make a cash donation.
We will continue updating this list daily as we receive news of more ways to help and assist the victims of Tropical Storm Harvey.