Testing is coming, and dodge ball comes with it. Are you ready to lead?
Here are a couple charities that are helping kids with medical problems in Houston:
Be thinking about which of these is the right one for our class to support. Have reasons/research. Have family in HOU? Tell me about it in the comments.
- Texas Diaper Bank is creating relief kits
- Houston Coalition for the Homeless is coordinating shelter
- SPCA of Texas coordinating animal rescue and rehoming
- Houston DSA coordinating volunteers for rescue and assistance
- Houston Food Bank
- Direct Relief connects safety net providers with medical supplies
- Driscoll Children's Hospital in Corpus Christi
- Portlight prioritizes disaster relief for people with disabilities
- Austin Pets Alive is taking in strays from Harvey zones
- Corpus Christi food bank
- Galveston food bank
- AirB&B for places to stay
- Global Giving's Hurricane Harvey relief fund
- GoFundMe pages related to Hurricane Harvey (I haven't vetted these)
- Dallas shelters prep for evacuees, how to help here
- HEB: mobile kitchens, aid + find out which stores are open
- Austin folks: Sign up to help!
- Houston Emergency Aid Coalition
- Target Hunger - local neighborhood food bank in Houston
- Houston Area Women's Shelter - domestic violence aid w/hotlines open during storm
- Forgotten Dogs of the 5th Ward coordinating animal rescue in neighborhood, need assistance and repairs for kennels, etc
- Team Rubicon: Deploys veterans to respond in crises
- If you have a boat in Houston, here's how to help!
- Help supply period products to Texans in need! This org is working to donate tampons, pads etc to Houstonians.
- The city of Houston has launched a disaster relief fund
- SPREAD THE WORD: Texans should try to file insurance claims before September 1st, when a new law making payouts harder to enforce goes into effect. More here.
- SPREAD THE WORD: "Mattress Mack" is opening his furniture stores to people who need shelter. Pets welcome!
- SPREAD THE WORD: List of shelters in Houston
MORE FOOD BANK INFO via Houston Press:
Houston Food Bank
Galveston Food Bank
Food Bank of the Golden Crescent (Victoria)
Corpus Christi Food Bank
Southeast Texas Food Bank (Beaumont)
Food Bank of the Rio Grande Valley (Pharr)
Brazos Valley Food Bank (Bryan)
Central Texas Food Bank (Austin)
San Antonio Food Bank