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Resources for Hurricane Harvey

In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, our partner, the Texas Association of Nonprofit Organizations, has compiled a list of resources to assist those in need.

SAFETY:

  • To locate friends and family or to register yourself as safe
  • Anyone needing help (not a life-threatening emergency): 211
  • To find a shelter, visit www.Redcross.org/shelter or call 800-RED-CROSS
  • To report a missing child, contact the National Emergency Child Locator Center: 866-908-9570
  • To speak with a professional who can help you cope with emotional distress from the storm, call the Disaster Distress Helpline at 800-985-5990, visit http://disasterdistress.samhsa.gov, or text TalkWithUs to 66746.
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HARRIS COUNTY specific:

FEDERAL

STATE

OTHER

In addition to the resources listed above, the Center for Disaster Philanthropy has a number of resources available to organizations in the wake of a disaster.

  • The Disaster Philanthropy Playbook helps communities think through how a disaster will affect them and plan and prepare to respond when it happens. It is centered on 15 strategies, including community and economic recovery; education; health and behavioral health; aging and disabled populations; arts and culture; environment; and others.
  • The Disaster Planning and Recovery Guide can also help you, your organizational partners or beneficiaries keep your services up and running.

 

The Center for Disaster Philanthropy is launching the CDP Hurricane Harvey Recovery Fund that will focus on providing medium to long-term recovery needs. You can read more about the fund here.

This list will be updated as needed on TANO’s resource page. Feel free to check back regularly for updates!

Hurricane Harvey Fraud Alert!

Hurricane Harvey Fraud Alert!

News of the devastation brought by the arrival of Hurricane Harvey to the Texas coast is terrible.  We extend our sincerest thoughts and good wishes to our First Nonprofit Group’s members and all individuals who have been adversely effected and will continue to be.  There is so much destruction and the need for help is so overwhelming, it is difficult for those outside of the area to decide when, where and how to best help.

To make matters worse internet scammers are now using the Hurricane Harvey disaster to trick people into clicking on links on Facebook, Twitter and phishing emails trying to solicit illegitimate “charitable” giving for the flood victims.

CyberheistNews Vol 7 #34, (August 28, 2017) article entitled “Scam of the Week: Hurricane Harvey Charity Fraud” cite the following examples

  • Facebook pages dedicated to victim relief contain links to scam websites.
  • Tweets are going out with links to charitable websites soliciting donations, but in reality include links to scam sites or links that lead to a malware infection.
  • Phishing emails dropping in a user’s inbox asking for donations to #HurricaneHarvey Relief Fund

Previous disasters have been exploited like this, and the bad guys are at it again.  Be wary of anything online covering the Hurricane Harvey disaster in the following weeks.  If you want to make a donation, go to the website of the charity of your choice and make a donation there. Type the address in your browser or use a bookmark.  Do not click on any links in emails or texts you might get. Whatever you see in the coming weeks about Hurricane Harvey disaster relief… PLEASE THINK BEFORE YOU CLICK.

 

Source: KnowBe4

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