Hurricane Harvey Relief

Chevre/Fellow Congregants,

As we have all seen unfold over the past five days, Hurricane Harvey has become a disaster of proportions that just seem impossible to wrap one’s mind around: a record-setting 50 inches of rain in some areas, thousands and thousands of displaced residents, and sadly now, a still small but climbing number of dead. I know that many of you will want to help, so below are some organizations that you might want to donate to (the ones with urlslisted first). Let us send all our hopes and prayers – and any aid we can muster – to the people of southeastern Texas who need our help and who need the help of the whole nation.

B’Tikvah/In hope,

Rabbi Susan

 

Jewish:

Jewish Federation of Houston.  www.houston.jewish.org

Hebrew Free Loan Association of Houston.  www.hfla.net

 

City and State (Houston/Texas):

Greater Houston Community Foundation.  Ghcf.org/hurricane-relief/

Houston Food Bank.  Convio.net/hfb/site/Donation2

Montrose LGBTQ Center Houston.  Montrosecenter.org

Galveston Bay Foundation (Environmental/coastal/wetland preservation).  Galvbay.org

Coalition for the Homeless of Houston/Harris County

Houston Diaper Bank/Texas Diaper Bank

Galveston Island Meals on Wheels

Gulf Coast Humane Society (Animals)

SPCA of Texas (Animals)

 

Other:

Portlight Inclusive Disaster (for people with disabilities).  Portlight.org

American Red Cross.  Redcross.org/Disaster-Relief/Hurricane

Published in From The Rabbi, Rabbi's Blog on August 30, 2017