Hurricane Harvey

Continued Help for Harvey

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Your DGB for today is to give directly to Black women affected by Hurricane Harvey.

The scope of devastation of Hurricane Harvey is just starting to come to light and estimates put damage costs at around $190 million dollars; that’s more than Katrina. When disasters like this happen, women, especially minorities, are often overlooked or forgotten and don’t receive as much aid as others, if any.

This is where #SupportBlackWomenHOU enters. It was started by Roni Dean Burren, a local Houston educator, lecturer, and activist. Burren is looking to fill the gap in the lack of help that many women of color face during a crisis or natural disaster. Spend some time going over their list and donating directly where you can. You can find the list here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/e/2PACX-1vTNx4hHMBXypaACxUFy2-Rqr4ITfCTWbH5IWRUKIDUwa9wUYG_-iS_Ggqz_B2pHaIIEW59rNfNgvZAv/pub They also provide a link for Black women in Houston to apply for assistance through this program.

Thoughts and prayers are nice, but it’s time to put your money where your mouth is and help those who desperately need it.

 

Helping Each Other in Times of Crisis is What Makes America Great

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Your DGB for today is to lend a hand to those affected by the worst flooding in American history. 

Hurricane Harvey continues to break records no one ever wished to see broken, by causing one of the worst natural disasters we’ve ever seen. The photos and videos out of Houston, TX and surrounding areas are horrifying, scary, and sad. But there are things you can do.

These organizations will gladly take your money, as their resources will be far outmatched by need in the coming days and weeks.  

 

Local food banks in the Houston area:

http://www.foodbankcc.com/

http://www.victoriafoodbank.org/get-involved/donations/

 

Local hospital:

http://www.driscollchildrens.org/giving/ways-to-give

 

Diapers for some of the smallest victims:

https://texasdiaperbank.networkforgood.com/projects/33717-change-a-life

 

Pets left behind are going to need shelter and food, and help finding their owners again:

https://spca.org/give

https://www.hsnt.org/donate/

 

If you have an AirBnB in the area, you can provide emergency shelter:

https://www.airbnb.com/disaster/hurricaneharveyevacuees

 

National organizations providing range of services on the ground:

http://www.redcross.org/news/press-release/Hurricane-Harvey-Strengthening-Red-Cross-Urges-Gulf-Coast-Residents-to-Make-Emergency-Preparations-Now

https://secure.savethechildren.org/site/c.8rKLIXMGIpI4E/b.9534757/k.CB79/Hurricane_Harvey_Relief_Fund/apps/ka/sd/donor.asp?msource=westwhhve817

 

This storm is a humanitarian crisis, but we can rise to the occasion. Give what you can.