Resources for Hurricane Harvey

August 31, 2017

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:

[list type=”arrow”] [item]To locate friends and family or to register yourself as safe[/item] [item]Anyone needing help (not a life-threatening emergency): 211[/item] [item]To find a shelter, visit www.Redcross.org/shelter or call 800-RED-CROSS[/item] [item]To report a missing child, contact the National Emergency Child Locator Center: 866-908-9570[/item] [item]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.[/item] [/list]

HARRIS COUNTY specific:

[list type=”arrow”] [item]Virtual Volunteer Office[/item] [item]Coast Guard Rescue Houston Area: 281-464-4851, *4852, *4853, *4584, *4855[/item] [item]Towed Cars (Houston): 713-308-8580;[/item]  [/list]

FEDERAL

[list type=”arrow”] [item]Federal Emergency Management Agency – Hurricane Harvey[/item] [item]Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)[/item] [item]FEMA Mobile App – Includes information on open shelters, recovery centers, disaster survival tips, weather alerts, and more.[/item] [item]Federal Disaster Assistance[/item][/list]

STATE

[list type=”arrow”] [item]Governor’s Office – Texas Hurricane Center[/item] [item]Hurricane Awareness – DPS[/item] [item]Price Gouging: Consumer Protection Division[/item] [item]Texas Campgrounds(information on campgrounds and RV parks with space available for Hurricane Harvey evacuees)[/item] [item]TXDOT – Drive Texas(current and future highway conditions)[/item] [item]If you find yourself in need of shelter, please call 2 1 1.[/item] [/list]

OTHER

[list type=”arrow”] [item]Coastal Bend Disaster Recovery Group[/item] [item]Anyone wanting to volunteer statewide[/item] [item]Contractors or Google “FEMA Industry”[/item] [item]Independent drivers/haulers: Coyote Logistics, (877) 6-COYOTE 877-626-9683[/item] [item]Group drivers/haulers , 844-GSA-4111 (844-472-4111)[/item] [item]FEMA Registration: 800-621-3362/TTY: 800-462 7585;[/item][item]FEMA local hire positions are being posted under Customer Representatives[/item] [item]Anyone wanting to be a FEMA reservist[/item][/list]

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.

[list type=”arrow”] [item]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.[/item] [item]The Disaster Planning and Recovery Guide can also help you, your organizational partners or beneficiaries keep your services up and running.[/item][/list]

 

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!

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