Disaster Response, Relief, and Recovery for Texas United Ways
As communities across Texas are facing Hurricane Harvey, United Ways across the state are there to help their communities in their recovery. Local United Ways often coordinate a community’s response and make sure the most vulnerable have the help that they need. In addition, United Ways often invest in their community’s first responders so that they can act quickly when a storm arrives, or in other community partners who help individuals impacted with rebuilding their lives. United Ways and their partner agencies are a critical part of a community’s short and long-term recovery from a storm like Harvey.
In many communities, United Way also supports their local 2-1-1 as their community’s resource. If you or someone you know needs assistance, please call 2-1-1 or go to www.211texas.org.
Below are links to United Ways currently raising funds to aid the disaster recovery in their community. Thank you for your interest!
Donate here to help people in need in Victoria County recover from Hurricane Harvey. Contributions will be used by our partner agencies for disaster relief, emergency food and housing. Any contribution amount will help. Thank you!
Donate here to help Brazoria County residents to recover from the impacts of Hurricane Harvey. Contributions will be utilized by the Brazoria County Long-Term Recovery Committee (BCL-TRC) for disaster relief. Any contribution amount will help. United, we win as a community. Thank you!
United Way for Greater Houston has launched the United Way Relief Fund to help support their community in the aftermath of Harvey. The devastation will be great and their community will need incredible resources to recover.
United Way’s first priority will be safety, shelter and basic needs, like food. Once the community is stabilized, United Way will focus on long-term recovery efforts.
United Way of Greater Houston maintains a disaster reserve fund, which will be tapped for this storm, however because of the widespread devastation already seen, the needs of those impacted will far exceed existing resources.
Year-round, United Way invests in their community’s first responders, like the Red Cross and the Salvation Army, so they can respond quickly in times of disaster, as they are doing now. They will continue to support their efforts to provide immediate relief.