Resources for Responding to Hurricane Harvey

Ethan McCoy

We are all watching with concern and sadness the terrible devastation wrought by Hurricane Harvey. A number of CEP’s colleague organizations have provided helpful resources to guide the giving of those looking to help. Here are a few:

  • Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner has established the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund, which you can give to through the Greater Houston Community Foundation.
  • The Center for Disaster Philanthropy has launched the CDP Hurricane Harvey Recovery Fund to support medium- and long-term recovery efforts, which are too often overlooked as the media spotlight fades.
  • The United Philanthropy Forum has compiled a list of resources, including places to give as well as guides and research on strategies for philanthropic responses to disasters.
  • GuideStar offers this list of responding nonprofits, as well as a guide for giving to disaster relief and recovery.
  • GlobalGiving has created a Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund that will initially support first responders and survivors’ immediate needs, and also direct funds to local organizations to provide long-term support and build stronger response capacity.
  • The New York Times published a comprehensive list of local and national organizations supporting victims, as well as tips for avoiding fundraising scams.
  • The Center for High Impact Philanthropy at UPenn has published a blog post with guidance for those looking to help.

All of us at CEP are thinking of our friends, colleagues, and fellow citizens who are affected by this devastating storm.

Ethan McCoy is senior writer – development and communications at CEP.

Army National Guard photo by Capt. Martha Nigrelle.

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