How to contribute to Hurricane Harvey relief efforts


Hurricane Harvey devastated Texas over the weekend, bringing catastrophic flooding to Houston and other cities in the southeast portion of the state.

Thousands of people have been forced to evacuate their homes, while others remain stranded.

Here are some ways that you can help.

American Red Cross

The American Red Cross is helping people affected by Harvey in Texas, providing food and shelter to those who have been forced out of their homes.

Click here to make an online donation.

To donate by phone or to get assistance with your donation, call 1-800-HELP-NOW.

To donate by mail, complete the required donation request form by printing and sending to:

American Red Cross

PO Box 37839

Boone, IA 50037

Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund

Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner established a relief fund for flood victims.

The Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund will accept tax-deductible flood relief donations. The fund is administered by the Greater Houston Community Foundation.

Click here to donate.

Salvation Army

The Salvation Army is also providing food and water to relief workers and volunteers.

Click here to make an online donation.

To donate by mail, send a check to:

The Salvation Army

PO Box 1959

Atlanta, GA 30301

Please designate "Hurricane Harvey" on all checks.

To donate by phone, call 1-800-SAL-ARMY.

Catholic Charities USA

According to its website, Catholic Charities USA is the official domestic relief agency of the U.S. Catholic Church and is asking for donations to ensure the delivery of compassionate care and support to individuals affected by disasters.

Click here to donate.


OneBlood, a nonprofit blood center serving the southeastern U.S., is sending shipments of blood to Texas and is asking for donations.

Although all blood types are needed, there is an urgent need for O-negative and O-positive blood, as well as platelets and plasma donations.

OneBlood says it will continue to send blood to Texas until further notice.

Click here to make an appointment to donate.

Helping Pets

Pet owners, who have no place to call home, also need to find shelter for their furry friends. Texas nonprofit Austin Pets Alive! and SPCA of Texas are working to transport pets to shelters. Donate at spca.org/gift. Best Friends Animal Society has also deployed a disaster response team to rescue stranded animals.

Volunteers with Austin Pets Alive! have transported more than 235 animals to their shelter as of Saturday. The shelter needs funding for care and foster families for animals. Learn more about fostering here and see a list of supplies needed to care for the flood of pets.

Donations to the Best Friends Animal Society emergency response team can be made online at bestfriends.org and austinpetsalive.org.

South Florida Restaurants

Falafel Bistro will donate 100 percent of all proceeds on Aug. 30 to hurricane relief.

South Florida-based restaurant chain Duffy's Sports Grill will match all donations up to $15,000 made through its website.

South Florida Sports Teams

The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches, home to the Houston Astros for spring training, will accept donations to support those affected by Harvey.

A trailer will be outside the stadium each weekday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. to collect items of need, including bottled water, non-perishable foods, diapers, baby food, dry dog food, clothing and batteries, among others. Click here to learn more.

The Miami Dolphins will accept donations to assist Harvey victims from now until Sept. 15. Donations will be sent directly to shelters in the Houston area.

Donations can be dropped off at Hard Rock Stadium or the team's training facility at Nova Southeastern University in Davie. A full list of donation items can be found here.