Binnie Media Group is collecting supplies to be donated to the Houston Food Bank. A trailer donated by Hartt Transportation will be located in front of Mattress Firm at the Maine Mall each day from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. through Friday. Needed supplies include canned or pouches of ready-to-eat foods, peanut butter, snack bars such as granola or breakfast bars, toiletries, paper goods, diapers and cleaning supplies such as mops, buckets, brooms, bleach wipes, garbage bags and bug spray.

The American Red Cross is encouraging people to donate money on its website,, or to text 90999 to donate $10. Apple is also accepting Red Cross donations via iTunes and the Apple App Store. The Red Cross is also seeking blood donations. To find local blood drives, go to

Americares, an emergency response organization based in Connecticut, is delivering emergency medicine and relief supplies and working with a local clinic in Houston. Make a donation at

The United Way of Greater Houston has a relief fund to provide shelter and basic needs, as well as long-term recovery efforts. Donate at

Catholic Charities USA, the relief agency of the U.S. Catholic Church, is accepting donations online at or by texting CCUSADISASTER to 71777.

The Salvation Army is accepting donations for hurricane relief at


The Texas Diaper Bank is accepting donations at

Feeding Texas is working with other relief organizations to help food banks in the area. Monetary donations are encouraged, since many local food banks may still be affected by flooding. Donate at

Portlight Strategies works with people with disabilities and connects them with needed services. The organization also accepts donations. Go to

The crowdfunding site Global Giving has set a $2 million goal for Harvey hurricane relief. Donate at

GoFundMe has also set up a landing page for campaigns related to Harvey relief.

To help pets stranded by Hurricane Harvey, donations are being accepted by the SPCA of Texas, Austin Pets Alive and the San Antonio Humane Society. The Louisiana SPCA has recommended that people donate money or gift cards, rather than supplies, because agencies may be unable to find storage space or may not have enough volunteers or time to sort through thousands of donated supplies.


For volunteer opportunities or other places to donate, check with National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster, at

Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt has set up the Houston Flood Relief Fund on the YouCaring crowdfunding site.

The Maine Attorney General’s office is warning against scams related to Hurricane Harvey. For more information on how to spot scams or to find reputable charitable organizations collecting funds for Harvey relief efforts, check the Texas Attorney General’s Office website or the Federal Trade Commission

To check out a specific charity, Charity Navigator is a good place to start your research.

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