Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund

After receiving an overwhelming number of inquiries from citizens and companies who want to help, Mayor Sylvester Turner has established the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund that will accept tax-deductible flood relief donations for victims affected by the recent floods.

The fund will be housed at the Greater Houston Community Foundation, a 501(c)(3) public charity.

If experiencing technical difficulties, donate from your mobile device. Text HARVEY2017 to 91999 to support the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund.

Mayor’s Fund to Advance NYC

  • NYC employees can donate to relief efforts through a payroll deduction
  • New York residents can also contribute to the Mayor’s Fund through their website.
  • Donations will provide support to the following relief organizations, which are currently deploying on-the-ground aid and providing essential assistance to the impacted communities.

  • All Hands Volunteers

    All Hands Volunteers is a volunteer-powered disaster relief organization dedicated to Rebuilding Hope for people impacted by natural disasters all over the world. Over the last 12 years, we have enabled over 39,000 volunteers to donate 200,000 days impacting 500,000 people worldwide. Currently, All Hands is responding all across the world to disasters in remote communities. We just launched our rapid response in Texas for the historic flooding inundating Houston after Hurricane Harvey.

    American Humane Association

    Founded in 1877, American Humane is committed to ensuring the safety, welfare and well-being of animals. For more than a hundred years American Humane has been first in promoting the welfare and safety of animals and strengthening the bond between animals and people. We are first to serve, wherever animals are in need of rescue, shelter, protection or security.

    American National Red Cross

    The American Red Cross is on the ground assisting those impacted by Hurricane Harvey in Texas and Louisiana. The threat from Hurricane Harvey is far from over, as extremely dangerous flooding continues in Texas and parts of Louisiana. Getting help in some areas will be challenging for some time due to devastating floodwaters and closed roads.

    • Preliminary estimates indicate that at least 6,000 people sought refuge in dozens of shelters in Texas Sunday night.
    • More than 80 tractor-trailer loads of cots, blankets, ready-to-eat meals, comfort kits, kitchen supplies and cleaning supplies are now on the ground in Texas.
    • We have shelter supplies for more than 34,000 people, with additional supplies for 18,000 people en-route.
    • Nearly half of our emergency response fleet – 200 Emergency Response Vehicles – have been activated for the operation.
    • Nearly 11 million hurricane and flood alerts were issued through Red Cross mobile apps since Thursday.

    Red Cross staff and volunteers from across the country have deployed to assist in this response including fourteen volunteers and staff from around our region. And we expect that number to grow, as the need is so great.  Our team is working with partners to recruit and deploy additional volunteers in the coming days.The Red Cross has launched a massive response to this devastating storm and needs financial donations to be able to provide immediate disaster relief. Donations enable the Red Cross to prepare for, respond to and help people recover from this disaster.

    To help people affected by Hurricane Harvey financial donations can be made by visiting, calling 1- 800-RED CROSS or texting the word HARVEY to 90999 to make a $10 donation.


    Americares is a health-focused relief and development organization that responds to people affected by poverty or disaster with life-changing medicine, medical supplies and health programs. For nearly 40 years, we have responded rapidly and effectively to the needs of our local partners and their communities. Since our founding in 1979, Americares has delivered more than $13 billion in quality medical aid and innovative health programs to 164 countries, including the U.S.

    Donate to provide emergency medicine and supplies today. Right now, Americares is in Texas, distributing water, aid and mobilizing medical outreach with our local partners. Thousands of people are in desperate need of aid, medicine and basic supplies but we can’t keep up with demand. You can help them!

    Convoy Of Hope

    Convoy of Hope is a faith-based, nonprofit organization with a driving passion to feed the world through children’s feeding initiatives, community outreaches and disaster response. Convoy of Hope was founded in 1994 by the Donaldson family. Their inspiration for starting the organization can be traced back to the many people who helped their family after their father, Harold, was killed by a drunk driver in 1969. Today, more than 79 million people have been served throughout the world by Convoy of Hope. We are proud that we work through churches, businesses, government agencies and other nonprofits to provide help and hope to those who are impoverished, hungry and hurting.

    Direct Relief

    Direct Relief is a humanitarian aid organization, active in all 50 states and 80 countries, with a mission to improve the health and lives of people affected by poverty or emergencies. Nongovernmental, nonsectarian, and not-for-profit, Direct Relief provides assistance to people and communities without regard to politics, religious beliefs, or ethnic identities. Direct Relief’s assistance programs focus on maternal and child health, the prevention and treatment of disease, and emergency preparedness and response, and are tailored to the particular circumstances and needs of the world’s most vulnerable and at-risk populations. Direct Relief medical supplies also arrived Wednesday at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, where a major shelter has been established and is serving as a temporary space for more than 10,000 people, double the center’s capacity. Direct Relief has been communicating with medical staff at the convention center to determine needs.

    Feeding Texas

    Our food banks are working around the clock to provide food boxes, shelter meals and cleaning supplies to families impacted by Hurricane Harvey.

    Every dollar we receive will be directed to our trusted member food banks to provide food and supplies to these families!

    For major or in-kind donations, please contact

    Houston Humane Society

    We receive no federal, state, or local government funding and rely solely on donations, program services, and special events. HHS is committed to creating awareness of animal welfare throughout the Houston community by providing numerous programs for Houston area residents and their pets, including pet adoptions, humane education, Animal crimes investigations, and Houston’s best high volume, low cost spay/neuter and wellness clinic. With your help we can reduce animal suffering throughout the Houston area. Adoption, volunteering, education, participating in our special events, or making a donation to help support our programs, are all ways you can help HHS make a difference in lives of abused, homeless, and neglected animals.

    The Salvation Army

    Doing the most good

    Donate to this nonprofit 
    The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.

    Team Rubicon

    Disasters are our business. Veterans are our passion.

    Donate to this nonprofit 

    Team Rubicon unites the skills and experiences of military veterans with first responders to rapidly deploy emergency response teams. Team Rubicon’s primary mission is providing disaster relief to those affected by natural disasters, be them domestic or international. By pairing the skills and experiences of military veterans with first responders, medical professionals, and technology solutions, Team Rubicon aims to provide the greatest service and impact possible. Through continued service, Team Rubicon seeks to provide our veterans with three things they lose after leaving the military: a purpose, gained through disaster relief; community, built by serving with others; and self-worth, from recognizing the impact one individual can make. Coupled with leadership development and other opportunities, Team Rubicon looks to help veterans transition from military to civilian life.

    World Vision

    World Vision is a Christian humanitarian organization dedicated to working with children, families, and their communities worldwide to reach their full potential by tackling the root causes of poverty and injustice. Working in nearly 100 countries around the world, we serve all people, regardless of religion, race, ethnicity, or gender.

    Local organizations

  • If you live in Texas, the City of Houston Emergency Operations Center has posted a list of places where you can drop off donations.
  • Houston Food Bank and the Food Bank of Corpus Christi are asking for donations.
  • The South Texas Blood and Tissue Center is reporting a critical shortage, and has extended hours at all of its San Antonio-area donor rooms. To donate, call 210-731-5590 or visit their website for more information.
    Carter BloodCare covers hospitals in North, Central and East Texas. To donate, call 877-571-1000 or text DONATE4LIFE to 444-999.
  • To help animals suffering from the disaster, visit the Houston Humane Society or the San Antonio Humane Society. The Houston Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals has set up an animal emergency response hotline (713-861-3010) and is accepting donations on its website.
  • The Texas Diaper Bank in San Antonio is asking for diapers and wipes, which can be dropped off in person or mailed to 5415 Bandera Road, Suite 504, San Antonio, Tex., 78238.
  • The United Way of Greater Houston flood relief fund will be used to help with immediate needs as well as long-term services like minor home repair. Visit their website to donate or text UWFLOOD to 41444.
  • The L.G.B.T.Q. Disaster Relief Fund will be used to help people “rebuild their lives through counseling, case management, direct assistance with shelf stable food, furniture, housing and more.” It is managed by The Montrose Center, Houston’s longtime community center for the area’s gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender population.
    For more options, the Federal Emergency Management Agency recommends checking with the National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster for a list of trusted disaster-relief organizations in Texas.
    National organizations
  • The American Red Cross is accepting donations on its website. You can also text HARVEY to 90999 to donate $10.
    AmeriCares takes medicine and supplies to survivors.
  • Catholic Charities provides food, clothing, shelter and support services to those from all religious backgrounds.
  • Direct Relief is shipping medicine and medical supplies to Texas, and has made its entire medical inventory of more than $100 million available for the Harvey relief effort.
    Matthew 25: Ministries is distributing personal care kits, cleaning products, first aid and safety kits, diapers, paper products and tarps.
  • Donations to the Salvation Army can be made online, by calling 1-800-SAL-ARMY (1-800-725-2769) or texting STORM to 51555.
  • Save the Children is delivering baby supplies, including cribs and strollers, and setting up child-friendly spaces in shelters.
  • AABB, which coordinates a task force to manage blood collection efforts during disasters, put out a call on Sunday for blood donations in the aftermath of Harvey. Most in demand: those with type O-positive blood.
  • Those interested in donating blood may contact the following organizations:
    AABB: 301-907-6977• America’s Blood Centers • American Red Cross: 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767)• Armed Services Blood Program: 703-681-5979

  • Volunteering

    If you wish to volunteer in response to Hurricane Harvey, please visit this link to find NVOAD members taking volunteers. Note: many of organizations prefer or require affiliated volunteers, rather than unaffiliated volunteers.

    For additional updates and information, visit FEMA’s Hurricane Harvey webpage.