The Department of Homeland Security released a guide for helping people without being a victim of fraudulent support. They advise to all to be patient as there will be many opportunities for helping as time goes on.
They suggest going to the National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD) website.
The Texas list of ways to donate according to the VOAD are located here.
The Texas Department of Family and Protective Services has also compiled a list of services that are helping children, elderly, and people with disabilities.
How can I help Foster Youth and Foster Families affected by Harvey?
- To donate items, contact your local Rainbow Room. They need new, unopened supplies such as diapers, baby formula, blankets, school supplies, and toiletries.
- To give money, please make donations to the Texas Center for Child and Family Studies, a charitable organization that DFPS is partnering with to provide basic needs to assist foster youth and foster families.
- If your church or organization wants to help with recovery efforts, please contact email@example.com.
How can I help elderly and adults with disabilities who are affected by Harvey?
- To donate items, contact your local Silver Star Rooms. These emergency resource rooms need NEW, unopened supplies such as adult diapers, blankets, and toiletries.
- To give money, please make donations to the Texas Partners for Adult Protective Services, a charitable organization that our agency is partnering with to provide basic needs to the elderly and disabled adults.
- If your church or organization wants to help with recovery efforts, please contact DFPSApsCommunication@dfps.state.tx.us.
How can my company help with recovery efforts?
- To make a donation to help children, family and the elderly, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- If you want to donate items, please email email@example.com to be put in touch with organizations that are requesting specific assistance.
For more information on Hurricane Harvey go the the DFPS website.