ReCept Pharmacy extends our thoughts and prayers for all of those affected by Hurricane Harvey and those in need of assistance during this natural disaster. We would also like to extend our heartfelt thanks to all the emergency response personnel and volunteers.
Hurricane Harvey Resources:
American Red Cross: Usually the first group people think of when giving after a disaster. They say they are providing shelters for those displaced by Harvey, and they have thousands of volunteers on the ground in the state. You can give here. (3/4 stars from Charity Navigator.)
Local food banks: The Houston Press has compiled a list of food banks in the affected area, including Houston Food Bank, Galveston County Food Bank, Corpus Christi Food Bank, Southeast Texas Food Bank, and more. They recommend contacting a food bank directly about their need and what you can do.
Houston Humane Society: The group is helping marshal care and shelter for pets in the area. You can give here. The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Texas is undertaking similar efforts. You can give here. The San Antonio Humane Society is doing the same. More here.
Americares: The non-profit focused on medicine and health is seeking to provide emergency medical supplies and other basic resources to first responders and others in Texas. You can give here. (4/4 stars from Charity Navigator.)
Portlight: A disaster response group dedicated specifically to people with disabilities. They are seeking to help affected people with evacuation and finding shelter, any medical equipment needs they might have, and more. You can learn more about their efforts here.
AirBNB: The hospitality company is working to coordinate people in need of a place to stay with people willing to offer a free room. More information here.
Charity Navigator’s Hurricane Harvey page if you’d like to see more options.