CWA Hurricane Harvey Solidarity Fund
The CWA Hurricane Harvey Solidarity Fund was established to help directly support CWA members get the help they need. A committee of CWA local leaders from Texas oversees the fund and all donations go directly to assist CWA families in need.
You can donate online or send a check payable to CWA Hurricane Harvey Solidarity Fund:
CWA Harvey Hurricane Solidarity Fund
c/o Judy Graves
The Parkway, Building One
4801 Southwest Parkway, Suite 115
Austin, Texas 78735
Texas AFL-CIO Workers Relief Fund
The Texas Workers Relief Fund, a 501(c)(3) charitable fund, overseen by the Texas AFL-CIO, has been established to assist workers and their families in their time of need. Funds are provided to help stabilize situations when issues occur such as natural disasters. While we cannot make anyone whole, the Texas Workers Relief Fund sends a message of solidarity and the knowledge that working people affected by this disaster are supported by Brothers and Sisters across the nation.
Houston Local Relief Efforts
Everyone knows the Red Cross and United Way are national organizations devoted to helping with disaster recovery. But many local Houston organizations are doing incredible work on the ground, in their communities they served every day. Please consider helping a local organization.
(Below is a partial list re-posted from houstoniamag.com - covering local Houston-area issues.)
Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund - established by Mayor Sylvester Turner partnered with the Greater Houston Community Foundation, a 501(c)(3) public charity to accept tax-deductible flood relief donations that will go back directly into the Houston community.
Baker-Ripley - local non-profit helping Houstonians with long-term disaster relief for over 100 years, currently running the shelter at NRG Center.
Houston Food Bank - providing food, water and supplies to children, families and seniors in southeast Texas.
LGBTQ Hurricane Harvey Disaster Relief Fund - helping the LGBTQ community and youth displaced by the storm, including shelter, counseling, and direct assistance.
Houston PetSet - umbrella organization that grants funds to other Houston-area animal non-profits like Houston Humane Society.
Texas Environmental Justice Advocacy Services - the oldest environmental justice organization in Texas, supported by the Climate Justice Alliance, doing front-line grassroots work on pollution across the Gulf Coast.
Texas Diaper Bank - not Houston-based but donates diapers to shelters, a resource not typically provided by disaster relief organizations. You can donate money or you can purchase diapers from an Amazon.com wishlist and send them directly.
Interfaith Ministries of Greater Houston - asking for help with its Meals on Wheels program feeding seniors, refugees, and meals on wheels for pets.
National Disaster Relief Organizations
Red Cross: Donate Online
United Way: Donate Online