How to Help Hurricane Victims

Donate to the HOUSTON INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT

The Houston Independent School District (HISD) is accepting donations of clothes (all sizes), school supplies, toilitiries and money to help students and families impacted by Hurricane Harvey. Nearly 50 HISD schools have been flooded to some degree, other schools are being used as shelters and a growing number of students and families have left their homes behind.

If you'd like to donate items, please send them to:

Mark Smith
Delmar Stadium
2020 Mangum
Houston, TX 77092

Tennessee Organization of School Superintendents

The Tennessee Organization of School Superintendents (TOSS) is collecting items to be sent to Houston students. Please send backpacks, ruled paper, #2 pencils, scissors and glue to:

Williamson County Agriculture Center
In care of: BeNice
4215 Long Lane
Franklin TN 37064 

DONATE TO MIAMI-DADE COUNTY STUDENTS

A large number of students from migrant families and rural areas have relocated to Miami due to the storm, and Miami-Dade County is collecting backpacks with school supplies for these students. Please send donations to:

M-DCPS TRANSPORTATION REDLAND GARAGE
24601 SW 160 Avenue
Miami, Florida 33031
C/o supervisor
(305) 889-0782

or

Assistant Superintendent Steffond Cone
(305) 995-7415

Other Ways To Help

United Way WorldWide

United Way Worldwide has established a national relief fund where 100% of funds donated will go directly to the communities affected by the hurricanes. As a side note, unless there are specific requests, monetary donations tend to be the most helpful as other items require sorting, storage, etc., which may or may not be available. The other tricky factor is that the impact of the storm is still not fully felt. We won’t know the full impact for days to come which makes the usefulness of donated items, unless requested, precarious. For anyone desiring to make a monetary donation, I am including a link to United Way Worldwide below.

American Red Cross

To donate visit redcross.org, call 1- 800-RED CROSS or text the word HARVEY to 90999 to make a $10 donation towards Hurricane Harvey relief efforts or text IRMA to 90999 to make a$10 donation towards Hurricane Irma relief efforts.

The Salvation Army

To donate visit www.helpsalvationarmy.org or call 1-800-725-2769.

Catholic Charities USA

Visit catholiccharitiesusa.org to donate.

GlobalGiving

Visit https://www.globalgiving.org/harvey. Donors can also text HARVEY to 80100 to donate $10 to GlobalGiving's Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund. Message and data rates may apply. Terms: hmgf.org/t. Send a check by writing,"Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund" in the memo line and mailing it to GlobalGiving, 1110 Vermont Ave NW, Suite 550, Washington DC, 20005.

Save the Children

Visit www.savethechildren.org. Save the Children’s emergency response team is on the ground in San Antonio, Texas, working to meet children and families’ immediate needs. Additionally, emergency responders are in Florida providing family-friendly supplies and services to Hurricane Irma survivors.

Apple

The multimedia giant has set up a donation link directly on iTunes and App Store. Visit www.apple.com for more information. Donations will go directly to Hand in Hand.

Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund

Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner established this fund administered by the Greater Houston Community Foundation to accept tax-deductible flood-relief donations. Checks and money orders can be mailed to the Greater Houston Community Foundation, while online credit card donations can be made at www.ghcf.org. Online credit card donations will be assessed a small fee by the credit card companies. Donors have the option of increasing their credit card donations to cover this fee. Wire-transferred cash will also be accepted.

Hand in Hand

Call 1 (800) 258-6000 to donate using a credit card, text GIVE to 80077 to give $25 or donate online to the Hand in Hand Hurricane Relief Fund. Raise funds and help rebuild communities in the wake of this unprecedented devastation.