I am so heartbroken for my hometown right now. I have so many family and friends that have been affected by Hurricane Harvey, and it is easy to feel helpless when you are not there in the midst of it, but still want so badly to help in some way. I have put together a list of ways that we can all help. There are SO many people that have been affected by this tragedy, in Houston and the surrounding cities, and the fact that people are coming together from all across the country is truly amazing and kind of magical to watch.
I know that God is using this disaster to bring some light to the world. This is showing all of us that we need each other in times of hardship, and He is using this situation for good.
Feeding America ->
When disaster strikes, the Feeding America network is on the ground and ready to deliver food and emergency supplies to help people cope in the aftermath.
Feeding America staged food and disaster supplies in locations throughout the South in the days prior to the storm. As the harsh weather continues to batter southeast Texas, Feeding America food banks are delivering food, water, cleaning supplies and other essentials to communities devastated by the storm.
JJ Watt started an amazing fundraiser that started out with a $200,000 goal, and has now surpassed $10,000,000! This is incredible, and the number just keeps going up.
There are food banks in several different cities that will be providing food and supplies to the victims of Harvey. (including Corpus Christi, Rockport, and many others)
There are so many animals and pets that have been displaced from their homes, and the humane society is taking in so many animals at this time.
Emergency responders are working around the clock to provide family-friendly supplies and services to Hurricane Harvey survivors. Your support will help protect vulnerable children and provide desperately needed relief to families. A gift of $100 can provide a secure crib for a little one living in a shelter, help supply a safe space in shelters for 20 displaced children or many other items that are needed to care for the littlest survivors.
Diapers aren’t covered in many emergency shelters, so the Texas Diaper Bank is providing diapers and essentials for infants and children in need.
Two Samaritan’s Purse disaster relief units are now in Texas to help residents as they continue to struggle with rain, flooding, and destruction caused by Hurricane Harvey. Soon they will have a total of five of these tractor trailers in the state, setting up volunteer bases around Victoria, Rockport/Portland, Galveston/Santa Fe, and two in Houston.