Overview

Hurricane Harvey made its initial landfall Aug. 26 near Rockport, Texas, as a Category 4 storm. It circled back out to the Gulf Coast and made a second landfall Aug. 27 near Copano Bay and moved slowly toward the Houston area. Harvey then moved back to the Gulf of Mexico and again made landfall on Aug. 30 just west of Cameron, Louisiana.

If you are a responding NGO or a donor, please send updates on how you are working in this crisis to anna.hurt@disasterphilanthropy.org.

If you are a donor looking for recommendations on how to help in this crisis, please email regine.webster@disasterphilanthropy.org.

Sources: The National Weather Service, FEMA, National Hurricane Center.

 

Local Texans walk through a flooded Orange, Texas neighborhood, Sept. 3, 2017. Hurricane Harvey formed in the Gulf of Mexico and made landfall in southeastern Texas, bringing record flooding and destruction to the region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Joshua L. DeMotts).
Local Texans walk through a flooded Orange, Texas neighborhood, Sept. 3, 2017. Hurricane Harvey formed in the Gulf of Mexico and made landfall in southeastern Texas, bringing record flooding and destruction to the region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Joshua L. DeMotts).

Background

Harvey was the strongest hurricane to hit Texas in more than 50 years. It caused and estimated $180 billion in damage and will require years to make a full recovery along the Gulf Coast.

A significant portion of the damage came from flooding in the Houston and Beaumont areas when the storm dumped feet of rain over the course of several days. Cedar Bayou in Houston set a North American record with 51.88 inches.

The storm killed 77 people. Harvey also displaced more than 1 million people in the immediate aftermath, and it damaged an estimated 200,000 homes across a 300-mile stretch of the Gulf Coast.

FEMA issued major disaster declarations for Texas and Louisiana on Aug. 25 and Aug. 27, respectively. The declarations cover 41 Texas counties and twelve Louisiana parishes.

Donors and Funds

  • 21st Century Fox Corporate Giving Program, $500,000 to United Way of Greater Houston Relief Fund.
  • Abbvie Foundation, $1 million to multiple recipients.
  • AdvoCare International Contributions Programs, $50,000 to American Red Cross.
  • Aetna Foundation, Inc., $100,000 to American Red Cross, $100,000 to Community Foundation of Greater Houston, and $50,000 to Team Rubicon.
  • AIG Corporate Giving Program, $500,000 to the Center for Disaster Philanthropy.
  • AkzoNobel, Inc. Contributions Program, $50,000 to American Red Cross and $50,000 to Mayor Turner’s Hurricane Harvey Disaster Relief Fund.
  • Albertsons Companies, Inc., Contributions Programs, $200,000 to multiple recipients.
  • Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc. Contributions Program, $10,000 to Americares.
  • Allergan Foundation, $100,000 to American Red Cross.
  • com, Inc. Contributions Program, $1 million customer match to American Red Cross.
  • American Express Company Contributions Program, $150,000 to American Red Cross.
  • American Water Charitable Foundation Inc., $23,333 to American Red Cross.
  • Anadarko Petroleum Corporation Contributions Program, $1 million to United Way of Greater Houston Relief Fund.
  • Andeavor Corporation Contributions Program, $200,000 to American Red Cross, $50,000 to San Antonio Food Bank, $50,000 to Houston Food Bank, $25,000 to Texas Voluntary Organizations Actived in Disasters, $25,000 to Team Rubicon, $100,000 to Salvation Army, $50,000 to Costal Bend Community Foundation’s Disaster Recovery Fund, $200,000 to Greater Houston Community Foundation’s Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund, $200,000 to One Star Foundation.
  • Apple Inc. Contributions Program, $2 million to American Red Cross.
  • Associa Cares, Inc., $50,000 to American Red Cross.
  • Assurant Foundation, $100,000 to American Red Cross.
  • AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP Contributions Program, $100,000 to Americares.
  • Atlanta Braves Corporate Giving Program, $25,000 to American Red Cross.
  • Avangrid Foundation, Inc., $50,000 to American Red Cross.
  • Bacardi USA Inc. Contributions Program, $100,000 to unknown recipients.
  • Baltimore Ravens Corporate Giving Program, $1 million to United Way of Greater Houston Relief Fund.
  • Baptist Health Foundation of San Antonio, $50,000 to Texas Baptist Men and $50,000 to Salvation Army.
  • The Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Fund, $1 million to unknown recipients.
  • Bayer Corporation Contributions Program, $100,000 to Direct Relief.
  • BBVA Compass Corporate Giving Program, $750,000 to unknown recipients.
  • BBVA Compass Foundation, $250,000 to American Red Cross.
  • BP America Giving Program, $750,000 to multiple recipients.
  • Bechtel Group Foundation, $500,000 to American Red Cross.
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, Inc. Contributions Program, $25,000 to American Red Cross.
  • Bohemian Foundation, $1 million to NoCo Foundaion Hurrican Harvey Recovery Fund.
  • Booz-Allen & Hamilton Inc. Contributions Program, $100,000 to American Red Cross.
  • Bristol-Myers Squibb Contributions Program and Foundation, $10,250,000 to multiple recipients.
  • C2HM Hill, $70,000 to American Red Cross.
  • Campbells Soup Contributions Program, $25,000 to American Red Cross, $85,000 to Feeding America.
  • Canadian National Railway Company Contributions Program, $50,000 to Louisiana Red Cross.
  • Caseys General Stores, $50,000 to American Red Cross.
  • Caterpillar Foundation, $300,000 to American Red Cross.
  • CenterPoint Energy, Inc. Corporate Giving Program, $250,000 to American Red Cross, $250,000 to Mayor Turner’s designated Hurrican Harvey Disaster Relief Fund, and $250,000 to United Way of Greater Houston Relief Fund.
  • Century Communities Corporate Giving Program, $125,000 to Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund, $125,000 to Houston Food Bank.
  • Cheniere Energy, Inc., Contributions Program, $1 million to American Red Cross.
  • Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LLC Contributions Program, $1 million to American Red Cross and $500,000 to United Way.
  • Chris Young, $100,000 to American Red Cross.
  • Cigna Foundation, $100,000 to American Red Cross.
  • Cincinnati Reds LLC Contributions Program, $40,000 to multiple recipients.
  • Cisco Systems, $500,000 to American Red Cross.
  • Citi Foundation, $1 million to American Red Cross.
  • Coach Foundation, $200,000 to American Red Cross.
  • The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee has launched a Hurricane Harvey Recovery Fund.
  • ConocoPhillips Corporate Giving Program, $2.5 million to American Red Cross, and $2.5 million to United Way of Greater Houston.
  • Continental Corporation Contributions Program, $25,000 to American Red Cross.
  • Cetera Financial Group Inc. Contributions Program, $33,333 to American Red Cross.
  • Crestwood Equity Partners LP Giving Program, $100,000 to American Red Cross.
  • CVS Health Corporation Contributions Program, $25,000 to multiple recipients in donated products, $50,000 to Greater Houston Community Foundation, $25,000 to Salvation Army, and $50,000 to American Red Cross.
  • Daimler AG Corporate Giving Program, $1 million to American Red Cross.
  • Dallas Cowboys Football Club, Ltd. Corporate Giving Program, $1 million to the United Way of Greater Houston’s Flood Relief Fund.
  • DENSO North America, $50,000 to American Red Cross.
  • DentaQuest Corporate Giving Program, $1 million to The Michael and Susan Dell Foundation Rebuild Texas Fund.
  • Direct Energy, $25,000 to the American Red Cross.
  • Dollar General Corporation Contributions Program, $50,000 to American Red Cross.
  • Dollar Tree Contributions Program, $250,000 to American Red Cross.
  • Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation, $75,000 to American Red Cross.
  • Dow Chemical Company Contributions Program, $100,000 to American Red Cross, and $1 million to multiple recipients.
  • E & J Gallo Winery Corporate Giving Program, $100,000 to American Red Cross.
  • Eli Lilly & Company, $250,000 to American Red Cross.
  • Encap Investments L.P. Contributions Program, $500,000 to United Way of Greater Houston Relief Fund.
  • Entergy Corporation $500,000 to American Red Cross.
  • Enterprise Community Partners Inc., has launched the Enterprise Hurrican Community Recovery Fund for immediate and long-term recovery following Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria.
  • Enterprise Holdings Foundation, $1 million to American Red Cross.
  • Exxon Mobile Corporation Contributions Program, $8,500,000 to American Red Cross, and $500,000 to United Way Flood Relief Fund.
  • Facebook, Inc. Contributions Program, $1 million match to the Center for Disaster Philanthropy Hurricane Harvey Recovery Fund.
  • FCA Foundation, $75,000 to Team Rubicon, and $50,000 to Americares.
  • Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas Corporate Giving Program, $6,825,000 to multiple recipients.
  • FedEx Corporate Contributions Program, $1 million to multiple recipients in cash donations and transportation support.
  • Ferrovial SA Corporate Giving Program, $100,000 to Rebuild Texas Fund.
  • Ford Motor Company Fund, $100,000 to unknown recipients.
  • Fortis, Inc. Contributions Program, $100,000 to American Red Cross.
  • Friedkin Group Corporate Giving Program, $500,000 to United Way of Greater Houston Relief Fund.
  • Frontier Communications Corporation Contributions Program, $1 million to Michael and Susan Dell Foundation Rebuild Texas Fund.
  • FULLBEAUTY Brands Inc. Contributions Program, $300,000 to Delivering Good.
  • The Gap Foundation, $1 million to unknown recipient.
  • General Electric Foundation, $500,000 to American Red Cross.
  • Google.org, $250,000 to American Red Cross.
  • Greater Houston Community Foundation is managing Mayor Turner’s Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund
  • Groupon Inc. Contributions Program, $75,000 to LiftFund.
  • Hanesbrands Inc. Contributions Program, $2 million to Delivering Good.
  • Hamni Bank Corporate Giving Program, $100,000 to various recipients.
  • HCA, $1 million to American Red Cross.
  • E. Butt Grocery Company Contributions Program, $100,000 to unknown recipient.
  • Hilco Helps, $133,333 to Penny and Jeffrey B. Hecktman Family Foundation.
  • Hilltop Holdings, $25,000 to American Red Cross.
  • Home Depot Foundation, Inc., $1 million to American Red Cross, Salvation Army, Convoy of Hope, Operation Blessing and Team Rubicon.
  • Honda North America, $100,000 to American Red Cross.
  • Houston Texans Foundation, $1 million to United Way of Greater Houston Flood Relief Fund.
  • Humana Foundation, Inc., $250,000 to American Red Cross.
  • Hyundai Motor America Corporate Giving Program, $150,000 to American Red Cross.
  • IBM Corporate Giving Program, $2 million to American Red Cross in funds and in-kind services.
  • Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. Contributions Program, $1 million to American Red Cross.
  • International Paper Company Foundation, $750,000 to American Red Cross, and $250,000 to Feeding America.
  • Ipsen Biopharmaceuticals Contributions Program, $50,000 in direct relief.
  • Jeffries Group, Inc. Contributions Program, $1 million to unknown recipients.
  • J.J. Watt, $100,000 to Houston Flood Relief Fund.
  • John Deere Corporate Giving Program, $333,000 to Habitat for Humanity.
  • John Manville Corporation, $50,000 to American Red Cross.
  • JP Morgan Chase & Co. Contributions Program, $1 million to American Red Cross and other recipients.
  • Kellogg Company Contributions Program, $100,000 to Feeding America.
  • Kevin Hart, $25,000 to American Red Cross.
  • Kindred Healthcare Inc., Contributions Program, $50,000 to American Red Cross.
  • Kohls Corporation Contributions Program, $500,000 to American Red Cross.
  • Kroger Co. Foundation, $100,000 to Houston Food Bank.
  • Kubota Tractor Corporation Contributions Program, $1 million to unknown recipient.
  • The Laura Bush Foundation for America’s Libraries, $500,000 to unknown recipients.
  • Lennar Foundation, $1 million to United Way of Greater Houston.
  • Lexmark, $50,000 to American Red Cross.
  • Lilly Endowment Inc., $5 million to United Way of Greater Houston, $5 million to American Red Cross, $5 million to Salvation Army.
  • Lowe’s Companies, Inc., Corporate Giving Program, $500,000 to American Red Cross.
  • Lundbeck Corporate Giving Program, $125,000 to multiple recipients.
  • Lyft, Inc., $100,000 to Greater Houston Community Foundation Hurricane Harvey relief fund.
  • M&T Bank Corporate Giving Program, $100,000 to American Red Cross.
  • Macquarie Group Foundation, $100,000 to American Red Cross.
  • Major League Baseball Corporate Giving Program, $1 million to American Red Cross and others.
  • Marriott International Contributions Program, $500,000 to American Red Cross.
  • Mast-Jagermeister US Inc. Contributions Program, $33,333 to USBG National Charity Foundation Bartender Emergency Assistance Program.
  • Master Card Incorporated Contributions Program, $100,000 to American Red Cross.
  • Mazda North America, $100,000 to American Red Cross.
  • McDonald’s Corporation Contributions Program, $1 million to American Red Cross.
  • Michael and Susan Dell Foundation, $36 million to Rebuild Texas Fund.
  • Michael Kors Contributions Program, $500,000 to American Red Cross.
  • Microsoft Corporation Contributions Program, $100,000 to American Red Cross.
  • Milestone Environmental Services, $5,000 to American Red Cross.
  • MillerCoors LLC Contributions Program, $25,000 to American Red Cross.
  • National Christian Foundation Tampa Bay, has created a relief fund for hurricanes Harvey and Irma.
  • NeighborWorks America, $266,666 to unknown recipients.
  • New England Patriots LP Contributions Program, $1 million to American Red Cross.
  • New York Jets Corporate Giving Program, $1 million to United Way of Greater Houston Relief Fund.
  • NextEra Energy, Inc. Contributions Program, $100,000 to American Red Cross.
  • NFL Foundation, $1 million to United Way of Greater Houston Flood Relief Fund.
  • Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporate Contributions Program, $1 million to American Red Cross.
  • Novo Nordisk Inc. Contributions Program, $150,000 to Houston Health Foundations.
  • NRG Energy, Inc., Contributions Program, $1 million to multiple recipients.
  • Olin Corporation, $250,000 to American Red Cross.
  • Oncor Electric Delivery Company, LLC, $100,000 to American Red Cross.
  • ONEOK Foundation, Inc., $300,000 to American Red Cross.
  • Orbital ATK, Inc., $100,000 to United Way of Greater Houston.
  • Panda Cares, $500,00 to American Red Cross, and $500,000 to Tzu-Chi Foundation.
  • Patterson Foundation, $250,000 to CDP Hurricane Harvey Recovery Fund.
  • PenFed Credit Union Giving Program, $50,000 to American Red Cross.
  • PepsiCo Foundation, Inc., $1 million to American Red Cross, as well as in-kind product support to several recipients.
  • Phillips 66 Corporate Giving Program, $1 million to American Red Cross.
  • Pittsburgh Foundation, $50,000 to Greater Houston Community Foundation Hurricane Harvey relief fund.
  • Quick Bridge Funding LLC Contributions Program, $3,333 to Team Rubicon.
  • Raytheon Company Contributions Program, 33,000 to One America Appeal.
  • Red Raider Outfitter Corporate Giving Program, $10,000 to Breedlove, $21,000 to Salvation Army.
  • Rockwell Collins Giving Program, $100,000 to American Red Cross.
  • Royal Bank of Canada Corporate Giving Program, $100,000 to American Red Cross.
  • Sanofi Foundation of North America, $225,000 to multiple recipients.
  • Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc., $150,000 to American Red Cross.
  • Scholastic Corporation, $25,000 to American Red Cross.
  • Sealed Air Corporation Contributions Program, $100,000 to American Red Cross.
  • Secure View, LLC., $100,000 to American Red Cross.
  • Sempra Energy Foundation, $75,000 to American Red Cross and $75,000 to Americares.
  • Smartpetlove Corporate Giving Program, $110,000 to multiple recipients.
  • Southern Company Charitable Foundation, Inc., $100,000 to American Red Cross.
  • Spoetzl Brewery, $500,000 to multiple recipients.
  • Stanley Black and Decker, Inc. Contributions Program, $50,000 to American Red Cross, and $25,000 to Houston ToolBank.
  • Starbucks Foundation, $250,000 to American Red Cross.
  • Stream Cares, $25,000 to American Red Cross.
  • SunTrust Foundation, $100,000 to American Red Cross.
  • T-Mobile USA Inc. Contributions Program, $333,000 to Team Rubicon.
  • Tanger Factory Outlet Centers Inc. Contributions Program, $75,000 to Dickinson Independent School District (Houston).
  • Target Corporation Contributions Program, $500,000 to multiple recipients.
  • Taylor Morrison Home Corporation Contributions Program, $250,000 to American Red Cross.
  • TD Ameritrade Contributions Program, $500,000 to American Red Cross.
  • TechnipFMC, $1 million to United Way of Greater Houston.
  • Tegna Foundation, Inc., $100,000 to American Red Cross.
  • Tempur Sealy International, Inc., $1 million to Good 360.
  • Tennessee Titans Corporate Giving Program, $1 million to United Way of Greater Houston Relief Fund.
  • Texas Environmental Justice Advocacy Services has launched the Just Harvey Fund.
  • Tokio Marine Holdings, $225,000 to American Red Cross.
  • Toyota Motor North America, $3 million to multiple recipients.
  • TransCanada Corporation, $100,000 to American Red Cross.
  • The PwC Charitable Foundation, Inc. and PwC LLP, have committed more than $2.64 million in grant awards, emergency financial relief grants and employee matching to organizations helping with disaster response, including Team Rubicon, DonorsChoose.org, Save the Children, the Greater Houston Community Foundation, and others.
  • Union Pacific Corporation Contributions Program, $100,000 to American Red Cross, and $50,000 to Mayor Sylvester Turner’s Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund.
  • United Airlines, Inc., Corporate Giving Program, $100,000 to American Red Cross, Americares, Airlink, and Operation USA.
  • UnitedHealth Group Incorporated Contributions Program, $1 million to multiple recipients.
  • United Rentals, $200,000 to American Red Cross.
  • United Way of Metropolitan Dallas has launched a Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund.
  • UPS Foundation, $1 million to multiple recipients.
  • USANA True Health Foundation, $130,000 to multiple recipients.
  • Valero Energy Corporation Contribution Program, $1 million to American Red Cross.
  • Visa, Inc. Contributions Program, $250,000 to American Red Cross.
  • Vistra Energy Corporate Giving Program, $25,000 to American Red Cross.
  • Vitol Incorporated, $1 million to American Red Cross.
  • VSP Global Corporate Giving Program, $5 million to unknown recipients for Irma and Harvey.
  • Walt Disney Company Contributions Program, $1 million to American Red Cross.
  • Wal-Mart Foundation, Inc., $10 million to American Red Cross, $2 million to Greater Houston Community Foundation, and $10 million to multiple recipients.
  • Waste Management, Inc., Contributions Program, $3 million to multiple recipients.
  • Waterton Corporation, $50,000 to American Red Cross.
  • Weatherford International, Inc. Contributions Program, $25,00 to Feeding Texas and $25,000 to J.J. Watt’s Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund.
  • Wells Fargo & Company Contributions Program, $500,00 to American Red Cross and $500,000 to other recipients.
  • Western Union Foundation, $30,000 to American Red Cross.
  • Whataburger Corporate Giving Program, $150,000 to American Red Cross.
  • Williams Companies, Inc., Contributions Program, $500,000 to United Way of Greater Houston.

If you have donated to recovery or have a fund for Hurricane Harvey, please send the information to anna.hurt@disasterphilanthropy.org.

NGOs

All Hands Volunteers remove flood-damaged drywall and wet insulation to prevent mold and harmful pathogens from developing within a Houston-area home. (Photo by All Hands Volunteers)
All Hands Volunteers remove flood-damaged drywall and wet insulation to prevent mold and harmful pathogens from developing within a Houston-area home. (Photo by All Hands Volunteers)
  • Aids Foundation Houston is providing food (perishable and nonperishable) diapers, feminine hygiene products and cleaning supplies to those in need. The organization also has opened its computer resource center to those affected by the storm.
  • Airlink has activated its’ airline partner response for organizations responding in Texas.
  • All Hands Volunteers has multiple teams on the ground in a number of locations and will be running more than 200 volunteers per day within the next few weeks. Current operations are focused on muck, gut, debris and tree removal in the greater Houston and Aransas Pass areas.
  • American Logistics Aid Network is coordinating transportation and warehouse needs for organizations responding in Texas.
  • American Red Cross has sheltered 2,300 people in 23 shelters across Texas, bringing the total to more than 403,000 overnight stays to date. American Red Cross has served more than 2.5 million meals and snacks in Texas and Louisiana. More than 2,900 disaster workers are on the ground in Texas. Mental health and health professionals have provided nearly 85,000 contacts. The American Red Cross has distributed more than 814,000 relief items like diapers, bug spray, cleaning supplies, coolers and comfort kits. It’s also providing $400 to qualified Texas households that were severely affected by Harvey.
  • Americares has delivered nearly $2 million in medicine and supplies to Texas since Harvey made landfall. The organization is continuing to provide medicine, supplies and management support to San Jose Clinic, allowing it to serve low-income Houston residents and 10 other clinics within 100 miles.
  • ASPCA has deployed its disaster response team to assist in the transport and relocation of displaced animals in Harris County, Texas. ASPCA also is assisting Houston SPCA in providing sheltering supplies and distributing provisions to serve animals. Search-and-rescue teams are actived in both Texas and Louisiana.
  • CDC Foundation has a fund that is addressing long-term threats facing those in hurricane-affected areas.
  • Child Care Aware continues to track threats to child care programs throughout the United States and assist with recovery planning to return centers to fully operational.
  • The Children’s Health Fund is supporting a Harvey Resiliency and Recovery Program at Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston.
  • Clean the World is providing disaster relief and hygiene kits in affects areas.
  • Convoy of Hope’s Disaster Services team has deployed 2,200 volunteers who’ve provided more than 10,340 hours of services distributing 138 tractor-trailer loads of resources worth more than $3 million.
  • Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance of Greater Houston is working to provide support to those effected through individual and group services.
  • Direct Relief is working with the Texas Association of Community Health Centers and has worked to distribute 120 shipments of requested medical essentials throughout the affected area.
  • Feeding America is assisting 10 foodbanks in Harvey affected areas that are producing meals for local shelters, hosting large-scale disaster distributions and meal programs to meet the increased needs in their communities.
  • Green Cross Academy of Traumatology is on the ground in Rockport, Texas, providing mental health services.
  • Habitat for Humanity is conducting rapid assessments and has an emergency team in the area. Long-term recovery planning is in process for affected communities and affiliates.
  • HealthCare Ready has activated RX Open and is working with government agencies in the region to meet current and anticipated health needs.
  • ICNA Relief has deployed a national team to work alongside its’ teams in Texas in response to Hurricane Harvey. Areas of focus are feeding, facilitation of volunteers and medical assistance, hygiene kits, case management, and muck-out efforts.
  • International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC) has activated its Emergency Response Network, or Frontline, comprised of emergency response personnel to help people affected by the storm with emotional and spiritual care and conducting needs assessments. Emergency assistance, including clean-up supplies, personal hygiene items and infant care items is being supplied to Houston and surrounding communities. IOCC anticipates ongoing relief and recovery efforts in the region to clean and rebuild homes in the weeks and months following the storm’s devastation.
  • KaBoom is assessing the play related needs of children and families in the affected areas, to include repairing broken playground equipment, replacing playgrounds and deploying play equipment to serve displaced children.
  • Mennonite Disaster Service is working to clean up and cutting trees in rural Victoria County.
  • Mercy Corps is planning to provide support for 50,000 people in the Houston area with early recovery efforts, focusing on underserved groups, including low-income families, immigrants, and refugees. Support includes gift cards to local merchants, food and clothing, and transit passes, amont other items.
  • NECHAMA is responding in the Houston area. Nechama plans to be in Texas for at least 6 months to provide response assistance.
  • Project Hope has distributed hygiene kits in Texas and volunteers have served 1,500-plus patients in Texas and Florida with basic health services, including vaccines, mental health services and geriatric services.
  • Red Cross has provided more than 350,000 overnight stays in Texas in response to Harvey. Additionally, 3,400 disaster workers on the ground have served more than 1.6 million meals and snacks, provided nearly 535,000 health and mental health contacts and distributed more than 362,000 relief items like diapers, bug spray, cleaning supplies, coolers, and personal hygiene kits.
  • Salvation Army has twelve units operating as last resort shelters and has provided 502,142 meals, 564,721 drinks, 462,027 snacks, 8,197 cleanup kits and 12,952 hygiene kits.
  • Samaritan’s Purse is operating five sites and has 535 open work orders. Samaritan’s Purse has 627 volunteers who’ve donated a total of 4,224 hours of debris removal, tree work and roof/tarping.
  • Save the Children is distributing portable cribs, clothing and hygiene items in the Austin, San Antonio, Corpus Christi, Pasadena, Victoria and Houston. The group is also opening child-friendly spaces in shelters.
  • SBP USA, has a trainer on the ground providing-person lessons and webinars on topics like navigating FEMA, insurance claims, contractor fraud and mold remediation.
  • SPCA of Texas is caring for 70 pets of evacuees and expects more to follow. The group also is working with the Austin Humane Society and San Antonio Animal Care Service to reconnect pets with their owners.
  • St. Vincent de Paul is working throughout Texas with local and national teams. SVDP works to provide services that meet the short- and long-term needs following a disaster, such as food, shelter and clothing and case management and the House in a Box® program.
  • Toolbank has deployed its disaster services team to Texas to equip volunteers engaged in recovery work. The Houston Toolbank is also fully mobilized for work in the local area. Toolbank expects to be active throughout Texas at least through the end of the year.
  • United Policyholders is guiding impacted households on insurance, repairs and rebuilding and training Disaster Case Managers on helping clients with insurance matters.
  • Upbring is working to support children and families in Texas through preparedness measures, emergency hardship grants, emotional and spiritual care, disaster case management, volunteer coordination, and repair and rebuild assistance.
  • World Vision has mobilized its network in the affected area and is distributing emergency supplies through 15 churches and local partner organizations in Texas and Louisiana.
  • Please send your updates to anna.hurt@disasterphilanthropy.org to be included here.

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Facts & Stats

  • Harvey is the first major hurricane (Category 3 or larger) since Hurricane Wilma in South Florida in 2005.
  • At least 77 people have died as a result of the storm.
  • FEMA has received around 860,000 registrations for individual disaster assistance.
  • Hurricane Harvey dumped more than 27 trillion gallons of rain over Texas and Louisiana.