How Can You Help Houston Build Its Way Back?
Houston and the surrounding areas are coping with the ongoing effects of Hurricane Harvey. This reminds us of how vulnerable parts of our population are and how they need our help. It is estimated Houston’s homeless population has grown from 6,500 to over 40,000 overnight, and will only get worse. HomeAid Houston partnered with the Greater Houston Builders Association and Rooftec to repair roof damage that HomeAid's homeless care providers expereinced as a result of Hurricane Harvey. Please consider giving to HomeAid, as we move forward in this time of great need in our city.
In an effort to continue supporting those of you affected by Hurricane Harvey, we want to provide the following information regarding resources available as we begin the recovery process. Please also feel free to share this with anyone you know who may need assistance.
IF YOU NEED HELP
- The City of Houston Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund, administered by the Greater Houston Community Foundation at https://ghcf.org/hurricane.relief/
- For information on shelters and help with basic needs such as food and clothing - American Red Cross, redcross.org or 1-800-RED-CROSS
- For information on shelter locations, agency closures, and how to help – Houston Coalition for the Homeless Hurricane Harvey resource page
- For information on assistance from FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) - disasterassistance.gov or 1-800-621-3362. Be prepared with:
- social security number
- address of damaged home or apartment
- description of the damage
- information about insurance coverage
- telephone number
- mailing address
- bank account and routing number for direct deposit of funds
IF YOU WANT TO HELP
- The Harris County and City of Houston Joint Donation Hotline 1-800-924-5985 (a good resource if you have items to donate)