26 ways to help the Hurricane Harvey disaster relief efforts.
Want to help but don't know where to start?
As large swaths of Texas reel from Hurricane Harvey, people around the country are looking for ways to help with what will undoubtedly be a long and expensive recovery process.
If you're someone who wants to help but don't know what organization to support beyond the Red Cross, we've compiled a list of other organizations that will also need support in the coming weeks and months.
More than anything, many of these groups need financial help, but some are also accepting supplies from local donors.
A Rockport, Texas, firefighter goes door-to-door looking for people in need of help after Hurricane Harvey. Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images.
Here are 26 organizations that need support in the wake of Hurricane Harvey:
In addition to providing emergency supplies such as food, water, and medicine, it will also help support the rebuilding and recovery period to follow.
The group is sending Hurricane Preparedness Packs to people on the ground in Texas and has committed $200,000 to local response efforts.
5. The South Texas Blood and Tissue Center is taking online financial donations as well as in-person blood donations.
6. Heart to Heart International is on the ground delivering medical supplies to evacuees and responders.
7. The Homeless Period Project of Austin is delivering tampons, pads, and other period-related products to people displaced by the storm.
The company is waiving all administrative costs while still providing the Host Guarantee insurance coverage.
9. The George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston has opened its doors to those in need of shelter.
They're in need of supplies such as baby formula, diapers, hand sanitizer, nonperishable food, sweatsuits, socks, towels, bottles of water, soap, shampoo, toothpaste, blankets, and pillows. More information can be found on the George R. Brown website.
The group's website lists a number of ways to help out financially, by volunteering, or by fostering pets.
15. Local food banks will be essential in the coming weeks.
16. Covenant House is providing shelter to homeless youth, currently caring for 79 children in Houston.
17. Save the Children set up a Harvey Children's Relief Fund to get aid to kids and families in need.
19. Immigrant and refugee nonprofit RAICES is providing support for undocumented immigrants who were abandoned by ICE before the storm hit.
20. Similarly, Catholic Charities is providing support to undocumented immigrants in the storm's path.
21. The Transgender Foundation of America launched a relief fund to help Houston-area trans and intersex individuals during and after the storm.
Trans individuals have a history of being turned away from shelters during disasters, making the relief fund necessary for survival.
22. Lions Clubs International issued a $100,000 grant to its local chapters to buy blankets, food, and other supplies.
23. The United Way of Greater Houston allows people to target their donation by county (or just send it wherever it's needed most).
To help those affected by the storm outside the Houston area, the United Way also has a list of additional recovery funds.
24. The United Methodist Committee on Relief is providing shelter and support along evacuation routes.
25. The Houston chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America is trying to raise $50,000 for food, water, and tarps.
A wide range of causes are covered on that page, from individuals trying to raise money for home repairs to getting hot meals to evacuees.
Note: As is always the case with charities, it's a good idea to do a quick search on Charity Navigator before making a donation to any organization.