Hurricane Harvey: How you can help

HOUSTON, TEXAS (KUSI) — With the devastating effects of Harvey still ongoing, what can San Diegans do to help? 

Below is a list of trusted organizations that will take your donations and give them to those who need it most. 

Local organizations in San Diego

East County Hurricane Donation Collections: Cody Johnson of Alpine, who runs CsJ Equipment, is taking donations for his two trailers that leave for Texas on Saturday.

Drop off at
Mountain Materials, Inc.
1117 Tavern Rd.
Alpine, CA 91901
Phone: 619-445-4150

Rotary Club Donations: The Rotary of San Diego Foundation is responding to efforts by donations more than $20,000 for the victims of Hurricane Harvey. The funds will go to support the Rotary Clubs in Corpus Christi and Beaumont, Texas that are spearheading relief efforts. 

Helen Woodward Animal Center: To assist the Houston arrivals here in San Diego, Helen Woodward Animal Center asks for the donation of towels and blankets.  

Local organizations in Texas

The Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund of Houston’s mayor, Sylvester Turner, which is administered by the Greater Houston Community Foundation.

Houston Food Bank and the Food Bank of Corpus Christi are asking for donations.

To help animals suffering from the disaster, visit the Houston Humane Society or the San Antonio Humane Society. The Houston Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals has set up an animal emergency response hotline (713-861-3010) and is accepting donations on its website.

The Texas Diaper Bank in San Antonio is asking for diapers and wipes, which can be dropped off in person or mailed to 5415 Bandera Road, Suite 504, San Antonio, Tex., 78238.

The United Way of Greater Houston flood relief fund will be used to help with immediate needs as well as long-term services like minor home repair. Visit their website to donate or text UWFLOOD to 41444.

The L.G.B.T.Q. Disaster Relief Fund is managed by The Montrose Center, Houston’s longtime community center for the area’s gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender population to help rebuild their lives with counseling, food, furniture, housing and more.

For more options, the Federal Emergency Management Agency recommends checking with the National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster for a list of trusted disaster-relief organizations in Texas.

National Organizations

The American Red Cross is accepting donations on its website. You can also text HARVEY to 90999 to donate $10.

AmeriCares takes medicine and supplies to survivors.

Catholic Charities provides food, clothing, shelter and support services to those from all religious backgrounds.

Direct Relief is shipping medicine and medical supplies to Texas, and has made its entire medical inventory of more than $100 million available for the Harvey relief effort.

Matthew 25: Ministries is distributing personal care kits, cleaning products, first aid and safety kits, diapers, paper products and tarps.

Donations to the Salvation Army can be made online, by calling 1-800-SAL-ARMY (1-800-725-2769) or texting STORM to 51555.

Save the Children is delivering baby supplies, including cribs and strollers, and setting up child-friendly spaces in shelters.

GlobalGiving’s Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund supports local organizations by helping to “meet survivors’ immediate needs for food, fuel, clean water, hygiene products and shelter.” It will also assist with longer-term recovery efforts.

Those interested in donating blood may contact the following organizations:

• AABB: 301-907-6977• America’s Blood Centers • American Red Cross: 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767)• Armed Services Blood Program: 703-681-5979

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