Want to help Hurricane victims but don't know where to start?

The following are reputable local charities offered up by Houston resident, Laura Sutherland,
to accompany The Love Better Podcast Episode 7.

Below is a list of great organizations that are all local to the Houston area and will be crucial in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey!   The needs are going to be tremendous for a very long time, so we will update the list as new organizations begin to emerge!


Catholic Charities

www.catholiccharities.org or by calling 713-874-6654. You also can text "CCUSADISASTER" to 71777.

With your gift, this charity can provide food, clothing, shelter and a network of support services to people from all walks of life who are dealing with the aftermath of this disaster.


Greater Houston Community Foundation


After receiving an overwhelming number of inquiries from citizens and companies who want to help, Mayor Sylvester Turner and County Judge Ed Emmett have established the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund that will accept tax deductible flood relief donations for victims that have been affected by the recent floods. The fund will be housed at the Greater Houston Community Foundation, a 501(c)(3) public charity.


Rebuild Texas Fund


To support all of the Texas communities devastated by Hurricane Harvey, the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation is leading the charge to raise $100 million for the Rebuild Texas Fund.  The Rebuild Texas Fund is about people helping people in their time of greatest need, and also about addressing the long-term effort ahead of them. Rebuilding communities across Texas in the wake of Hurricane Harvey will take many people working together for years to come.


Gayle Wells Foundation for Early Onset Alzheimer’s & Care


The Gayle Wells Foundation is meeting in the coming days to develop short- and long-term plans to best meet the needs of those living with Alzheimer’s & other dementias (as well as their care partners and families) that have been impacted by Hurricane Harvey.  More information will be forthcoming, but donations are being accepted to provide needed services to this community of individuals.