More Help for Hurricane Victims

A few more charities have come to my attention, so I thought I would make another post. Click here to see the organizations I promoted earlier this week. Many groups are asking for cash donations to help with rebuilding. Food and other supplies are great but storage is limited, especially in the areas like Rockport that were hit the hardest, so cash might be more beneficial at this time.

Once again, I’m trying my hardest to focus on small organizations where more of your dollars will go to those who have been hit the hardest. One of the things I dislike about large non-profits, like the Red Cross, is that so much money goes to marketing and bloated CEO salaries and not to the people who really need it.

The Houston Zoo’s Harvey Relief Fund–The Houston Zoo created this fund to help employees who have suffered losses. Thankfully the zoo itself only suffered minor losses.

Homeland Preparedness Project–This group is currently operating three shelters in Brazoria County and supporting shelters in neighboring Fort Bend County. (This is their homepage.)

Walker County Long Term Recovery Committee–This is run by volunteers in Walker County, Texas, to help community members recover after disasters.

Harvey Helpers 2017–They seem to be collecting donations for many communities. The link is for their Facebook page, where they request whatever is needed.

Brazoria County Dream Center–A community outreach center dedicated to helping people in Brazoria County with their basic needs. They’re currently helping out with hurricane victims, but they operate year-round to provide food, school supplies, and other things to people in need.

Rockport-Fulton Good Samaritans–I’ve heard that they’re collecting donations and supplies for hurricane victims, but I believe they also operate year-round to help those who are in need. Rockport is one of the towns that was hit the hardest.

Please note that if you live in any of the affected areas, one of the best things you can give is your time. Volunteer to help out in the shelters or to help with rebuilding efforts. In most areas, you can contact places like their Chamber of Commerce, Volunteer Fire Department, or City Hall, to find out how to volunteer. Also consider spending your money at locally owned businesses as much as possible, rather than big box stores, to help support people in these communities.

And just like last time, none of this is of any personal benefit to me. I just wanted to do something to help out. Please share this post with your friends, and comment if you know of any other organizations that I didn’t list here. Thank you!

 

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