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How to help with Hurricane Harvey relief

By: Rosie McDowell

August 28, 2017

Hurricane Harvey relief

Compiled August 28, 2017

Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, has called for prayers and solidarity with those impacted by Hurricane Harvey. Cardinal DiNardo also called on all people of good will to closely monitor future calls for assistance for victims and survivors in the days ahead.

Cardinal DiNardo explained, “Hurricane Harvey hit the Gulf Coast in a catastrophic and devastating way this weekend, bringing with it severe flooding and high winds which have taken human life, caused countless injuries, and severely damaged homes and property throughout the region. The effects of this storm continue to put people in harm’s way, with horrific scenes playing out all around, such as those of people trapped on their rooftops as water continues to rise around them.”

In dynamic emergency situations often the best way to offer assistance is by making financial donations to organizations with skilled teams in the location. 

The University of Notre Dame is not formally endorsing any of these organizations listed. You are free to donate to any charity you choose. This listing is a partial listing of the many organizations accepting contributions to relief and assistance with regards to Hurricane Harvey.

Catholic Charities:

Catholic Charities provides response coordination and short-term and long-term recovery services in collaboration with other area Disaster Relief agencies, and by working with the Mayor’s office on their disaster recovery plan. This means first meeting emergency needs such as shelter, food, and medication assistance for those who have lost everything.

Donate through Catholic Charities

Texas Catholic Conference of Bishops:

Through Catholic Charities and other ministries, dioceses throughout Texas are providing basic humanitarian and pastoral support to thousands of Texans affected by Hurricane Harvey.  

The Texas bishops are coordinating efforts with Catholic Charities USA and local civic authorities.

 Donate through the Texas Conference of Catholic Bishops

American Red Cross:

The American Red Cross is helping people affected by Hurricane Harvey in Texas and all across the Gulf coast.  Shelters are open, truck loads of supplies are being distributed and volunteers are in place to assist those impacted by the storm.

Donate through the American Red Cross

Salvation Army:

The Salvation Army in Texas is providing food and hydration to first responders and is preparing for massive feeding efforts for residents. In response to increased needs, The Salvation Army is activating emergency response teams across the country.

Donate through the Salvation Army