Donate Money

The most effective way for individuals and the private sector to support disaster survivors is to donate money to trusted, reputable, relief organizations. Cash donations allow disaster response organizations to purchase exactly what is needed when it is needed. With cash in hand, these organizations can obtain needed resources locally which helps local economies recover as well.

Please consider making a financial gift to the organization of your choice from the list below:

 

Long-Term Recovery Groups:

La Grange Area Disaster Recovery Team

Everyday citizens came together to help their neighbors. La Grange Area Disaster Recovery Team (LGADRT) was formed after Hurricane Harvey caused major storm and flood damage in Fayette County, particularly to the area of the City of La Grange. The goal of LGADRT is to mend and ultimately improve the community by bringing together people in need and those who can help restore lives after any kind of disaster.

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Brazoria County Long-Term Recovery Committee

The Brazoria County Long-Term Recovery Committee fosters efficient, streamlined service delivery to people affected by disaster, while eliminating unnecessary duplication of effort, through cooperation in the four phases of disaster: preparation, response, recovery, and mitigation. We work with families to develop a plan that addresses their unmet recovery needs and restores their lives and property to some sense of normalcy. We are a public/private partnership designed to help people help themselves.

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Harris County Recovery Network

The Harris County Recovery Network is here to help in the weeks, months and even years beyond the immediate emergency.

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Coastal Bend Disaster Recovery Group

Coastal Bend Disaster Recovery Group (CBDRG) is a state recognized long-term recovery nonprofit organization created to address the unmet needs of Coastal Bend area residents affected by disaster. CBDRG covers 11 counties in south Texas near Corpus Christi. Our Harvey Recovery efforts are focused in Aransas, Bee, Kleberg, Nueces, Refugio, and San Patricio Counties. Donated funds will be used to purchase needed goods and services. All funds go directly to our local disaster recovery efforts. Donations are accepted via the Coastal Bend Community Foundation.

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Fort Bend Recovers

Fort Bend Recovers (FBR) is the official long-term recovery committee of Fort Bend County. It’s made up of local government agencies, non-profit organizations, faith-based organizations, and business partners within the community. FBR is a collaborative network established and maintained on behalf of the individuals, families, businesses, and communities in Fort Bend County to facilitate and implement a coordinated response to disaster recovery needs.

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South East Texas Disaster Recovery Group

SETx DRG’s mission is to strengthen area-wide resiliency and disaster coordination to protect life, property and economic loss due to disasters, by advocating on-going preparedness within communities, coordinating recovery and rebuilding efforts in Southeast Texas. SETx DRG partners and works within 5 Texas counties: Hardin, Jasper, Jefferson, Newton and Orange.

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Chambers County Longterm Recovery Organization

Chambers County is located directly east of Houston. Any monetary donations will be used to deal with the long-term issues the county will face after Harvey. This fund will go towards helping the residents of Chambers County in need, such as basic hygiene items, food, water and shelter.

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Bastrop County Long Term Recovery Team

Bastrop County Long Term Recovery Team is dedicated to helping those who were uninsured or underinsured from natural and man-made disasters in Bastrop County. Donations help these families rebuild their lives, and stay in Bastrop County. Along with assisting families with repairs from Hurricane Harvey, our team is assisting neighborhoods with readiness plans. Education and preparation of neighborhoods and families is a primary goal for BCLTRT moving forward. The better we are prepared the less impact any future events will have on our county.

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Volunteer Agencies:

Society of St. Vincent de Paul

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul offers tangible assistance to those in need on a person-to-person basis. This aid may take the form of intervention, consultation, or direct dollar or in-kind services.

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Operation Blessing

Whether it’s a natural disaster such as a hurricane, tornado or earthquake, or refugees in the midst of life-threatening conflict needing critical relief, Operation Blessing relief teams give hope and help when it’s needed most, including distributing food, safe water, medicine and other vital supplies to meet the immediate needs of those suffering. Then, to help communities begin the long-term recovery process, teams assist with debris clean-up and repairs, as well as microenterprise projects to help boost the economy, recover jobs and get families back on their feet.

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Americares

Since 2010, for every $1 donated Americares has provided $20 in aid. Because we deliver donated medicines and medical supplies to a trusted network of locally-based providers, the impact of your gift is multiplied many times over.

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Victim Relief Ministries

The mission of Victim Relief is to provide physical, emotional and spiritual support to victims, their families, and friends in times of crisis brought on by disaster, crime, accident, illness, and abuse.

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Salvation Army

As Hurricane Harvey causes widespread damage across Texas, The Salvation Army is ready to provide physical, emotional and spiritual care to survivors and relief workers. Salvation Army disaster teams from across the country are mobilizing and, even after disaster response efforts are over, The Salvation Army will remain in communities impacted by this terrible storm, supporting long-term disaster recovery efforts and providing ongoing assistance to those in need.

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Samaritan’s Purse

Samaritan’s Purse is a nondenominational Christian organization providing spiritual and physical aid to victims of war, natural disasters, disease, famine, poverty and persecution in more than 100 countries, with the purpose of sharing God’s love. Samaritan’s Purse has helped more than 29,000 families in 35 U.S. states following floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, fires and ice storms.

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Trusted World

On average it take 3 years to recover from a flood. Trusted World is committed to providing long term relief to the areas affected by Hurricane Harvey. They utilize volunteers, donations and financial support in order to provide this relief.

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OneStar Foundation

OneStar Foundation is recognized state-wide as the voice of the nonprofit sector and a neutral convener and respected business partner to foundations, state agencies, and the business community to support civic engagement in order to strengthen Texas communities.

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Texas Gulf Coast VOAD

The Texas Gulf Coast Regional VOAD serves the 13 counties of Southeast Texas HGAC Region by coordinating member organizations and engaging with partner organizations in each of the four phases of a disaster. Our organizations provide services that help people get back to a state of living in safe, sanitary and secure conditions.

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Rebuild Texas

The Rebuild Texas Fund is about people helping people in our time of greatest need, and also about addressing the long-term effort ahead of us. Rebuilding our communities across Texas in the wake of Hurricane Harvey will take all of us working together for years to come. We invite all of you to join us with your resources and your expertise. We’re in this together.

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Save the Children

Every child deserves to survive and thrive. Every child deserves a future. Yet millions of children are left behind – because of who they are or where they live. That’s why Save the Children invests in childhood – every day, in times of crisis and for our future. In the U.S. and around the world, we give girls and boys a healthy start, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm.

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Presbyterian Church in America Disaster Response

Presbyterian Church in America Disaster Response seeks to serve the churches and presbyteries of the PCA to help them coordinate practical assistance to people in need as a result of disasters.

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Southern Baptist of Texas Convention Disaster Relief

The Disaster Relief Ministry of the SBTC is a ministry comprised of trained volunteers who are committed to share the hope of Jesus with those whose lives have been impacted by disasters. Currently the SBTC Disaster Relief Ministry provides ministry through feeding, clean-up and recovery, chaplaincy, and communications, operations, shower/laundry and childcare.

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Presbytarian Disaster Assistance

Presbyterian Disaster Assistance enables congregations and mission partners of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A) to witness to the healing love of Christ through caring for communities adversely affected by crisis and catastrophic event.

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Convoy of Hope

Highly regarded for our scalable distribution model, Disaster Services teams, six international warehouses and a Mobile Command Center we are consistently among the first to respond to disasters throughout the world. Millions of survivors have been helped thanks to the local churches, businesses, government agencies, other nonprofits, donors and volunteers who make our work possible.

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Crisis Response Ministry

Crisis Response Ministry is a non-profit organization in the State of Texas. CRM is a nondenominational faith-based Christian ministry whose mission is providing emotional and spiritual care to individuals and families in crisis.

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Tzu Chi

Our humanitarian aid missions span the globe, with compassion, respect, and love at its core, and when disasters strike, our relief volunteers swiftly respond to the call of those in need with instant and straightforward help, like a cash card in your hand. Along with the American Red Cross, FEMA, and other emergency first responders, Tzu Chi volunteers have provided care and support after Hurricane Katrina, Hurricane Ike, the Louisiana Floods, Hurricane Sandy, and 9/11, with more ongoing relief efforts internationally

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Texas Search and Rescue

Committing to service-above-self, perpetual training, and inter-agency cooperation to maintain a constant state of readiness for search, rescue, incident response and above all else, safety.

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United Ways of Texas

United Ways across Texas have individually established relief funds to help support their community in the aftermath of Harvey. The devastation is tremendous and communities will need significant resources to recover, and rebuilding communities may take months and even years. United Ways look forward to assisting communities immediately, as well as during the long-term recovery process.

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Church World Service

Church World Service ardently promotes the local long-term recovery effort in communities affected by disaster. CWS disaster response partners, such as denominational and secular relief agencies, bring together faith-based and secular groups to work together following a disaster. In the U.S., local community-based long-term recovery groups work to identify cases of need following a disaster and help each client recover.

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Team Rubicon

Team Rubicon is an international disaster response nonprofit that unites the skills and experiences of military veterans with first responders to rapidly deploy emergency response teams. Founded in 2010 with the expressed goal of quickly responding to large-scale disasters, Team Rubicon has deployed thousands of volunteers across the United States and world to provide relief to communities in need.

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Catholic Charities

Our agencies provide essential support before, during and after disasters hit. In fact, long-term recovery is an integral part of Catholic Charities’ holistic approach and we work tirelessly to ensure individuals can live their lives with the dignity we all deserve. This service is provided to the community regardless of religion, social or economic background.

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HOPE Animal-Assisted Crisis Response

The mission of HOPE Animal-Assisted Crisis Response is to provide comfort and encouragement through animal-assisted support to individuals affected by crises and disasters.

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Habitat for Humanity Texas

Habitat for Humanity builds homes, communities, and hope, but we cannot do our work without financial support and our volunteers. Texas has millions of our residents in need of safe, affordable housing. You can help make a difference.

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Texas Baptist Men

TBM trains volunteers and coordinates efforts to provide prompt assistance and emergency support during times of disaster. TBM has been involved in disaster relief in Texas and around the world since 1967. The Southern Baptist Disaster Relief is one of the largest responders to disasters in the United States.

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Reach Out America

Reach Out America exclusively partners with FEMA and Feed the Children in national and international aid efforts. You may not have the opportunity to be present to distribute supplies throughout Houston; however, you can be present through your donations.

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International Fellowship of Chaplains

International Fellowship of Chaplains (IFOC) is a non profit organization, providing training, recognition, certification and information in the varied areas of chaplaincy. We interface with both the secular and ministry worlds for the purpose of promoting tolerance and understanding, as well as, provide professional, trained and dedicated chaplains in the various fields of need.

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LDS Charities

LDS Philanthropies is a department of the Office of the Presiding Bishopric responsible for philanthropic donations to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and its affiliated charities. 100 percent of all donations go to help those in need; no administrative costs are deducted.

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Mennonite Disaster Service

Your gifts will make it possible to help communities and homeowners recover and come back home.

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Islamic Relief USA

Islamic Relief USA is a community of humanitarians–staff, volunteers, affiliates, supporters, partners, donors–who have been working together for a better world for nearly 25 years.

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Upbring Disaster Response

Upbring is raising the standards for child welfare in Texas. With their partners, they deliver services that produce measurable progress toward five key markers of every child’s well-being: safety, life skills, education, health and vocation.

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World Renew

When disasters strike, World Renew responds to the urgent needs that arise. In North America, this often includes clearing debris, assessing needs, training local leaders, and repairing and rebuilding damaged homes.

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Billy Graham Rapid Response Team

The Billy Graham Rapid Response Team has crisis-trained chaplains ministering to thousands of people after Hurricane Harvey.

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Texas Crisis Resiliency Team

The Texas Crisis Resiliency Team (TCRT) encourages emotional and spiritual resiliency among survivors of disasters and other traumatic events. Chaplains and spiritual care providers trained in trauma care are available to go to disaster sites at the request of local community leaders. The emphasis of the TCRT is to promote resiliency among trauma survivors by facilitating safety, respect, concern and empathy, and encouragement.

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American Red Cross

The Red Cross will be providing financial assistance to Texas households that were severely impacted by Harvey. We are in the initial hours of this effort and are currently focusing on helping people in emergency shelters.

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Feeding Texas

For every dollar donated, the Feeding America network of food banks secures and distributes 11 meals to people facing hunger.

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Adventist Community Services

Texas ACS DR is known throughout the state and national level, and responds to disaster situations by distributing comfort kits, blankets, clothes, and clean-up buckets to those in need, managing donation sites, and distribution centers.

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UMCOR

The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to alleviating human suffering around the globe. UMCOR’s work includes programs and projects in disaster response, health, sustainable agriculture, food security, relief supplies, and more.

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