Hurricane Harvey: How to help in Houston


Do you live in Houston or will you be in town for the long weekend and are looking for ways to help out? The city’s recovery efforts in the wake of Hurricane Harvey are still going strong. 

Here are some ways to help out in H-town:

  • If you are looking to lend the use of your boat or water safe vehicle, call the Harris County Sheriff’s office, which put out a call on twitter for help with rescues earlier this week: 713-881-3100.
  • You can sign up to cook for displaced victims here
  • If you’re looking to be a general volunteer, Volunteer Houston has set up a virtual reception center to help nonprofits find volunteers. Check it out here
  • Organizations like Samaritan’s Purse, GivePulse and Team Rubicon are all helping organize trips to the affected areas. 
  • If you’re a lawyer, the State Bar of Texas has a hotline to provide those in need with legal advice. Sign up here

Check out the Texas Tribune’s extensive list of volunteer opportunities and places to send donations. It also offers guidance for those seeking help. 

If your plans don’t include a trip to Houston this weekend, rest easy. There’s still plenty to be done in Austin to help out Harvey victims and the cities hit hardest by the storm.

READ: Everything you need to know about Hurricane Harvey 


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