Supporting Tropical Storm Harvey Relief Efforts
Hurricane Harvey is the largest hurricane to hit the United States in a decade.
Harvey has been downgraded to a tropical storm, but it is expected to stall for several days over southern Texas, leading to catastrophic flooding across the region. An estimated 12 million people are under a flash flood emergency in 50 Texas counties, with eight counties under evacuation orders. A federal disaster was declared for Texas on August 25, and a state of emergency was declared for Louisiana today.
For those in our community who would like to support ongoing response and recovery efforts, the Center for Disaster Philanthropy (CDP) has compiled information and a list of charitable organizations on the Hurricane Harvey resource page.
Below, we've also listed some additional options, including Disaster Relief Funds established by our Community Foundation colleagues in the area, as well as a couple of additional charitable organizations providing much-needed relief and recovery work.
It's important to note that many disaster relief and recovery organizations accept restricted donations, but sometimes a portion of the donation is used for future disasters in other locations.
Here at Napa Valley Community Foundation, we are supporting our sister Community Foundation--Greater Houston Community Foundation--with a grant to its Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund.
You can click on the hyperlinks below or on the CDP page linked above to make a donation directly. If you'd like to recommend a grant distribution from your Donor Advised Fund, you can log on to your DonorCentral account from our website, or you can email your grant recommendation to Ellen Drayton at firstname.lastname@example.org, or fax us at 707.254.7955.
Nonprofits providing on-the-ground relief and recovery (in addition to CDP's list):