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.
- 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.
HARRIS COUNTY specific:
- Virtual Volunteer Office
- Coast Guard Rescue Houston Area: 281-464-4851, *4852, *4853, *4584, *4855
- Towed Cars (Houston): 713-308-8580;
- Federal Emergency Management Agency – Hurricane Harvey
- Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
- FEMA Mobile App – Includes information on open shelters, recovery centers, disaster survival tips, weather alerts, and more.
- Federal Disaster Assistance
- Governor’s Office – Texas Hurricane Center
- Hurricane Awareness – DPS
- Price Gouging: Consumer Protection Division
- Texas Campgrounds(information on campgrounds and RV parks with space available for Hurricane Harvey evacuees)
- TXDOT – Drive Texas(current and future highway conditions)
- If you find yourself in need of shelter, please call 2 1 1.
- Coastal Bend Disaster Recovery Group
- Anyone wanting to volunteer statewide
- Contractors or Google “FEMA Industry”
- Independent drivers/haulers: Coyote Logistics, (877) 6-COYOTE 877-626-9683
- Group drivers/haulers , 844-GSA-4111 (844-472-4111)
- FEMA Registration: 800-621-3362/TTY: 800-462 7585;
- FEMA local hire positions are being posted under Customer Representatives
- Anyone wanting to be a FEMA reservist
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!