This year’s hurricane season is quickly becoming one of the most destructive natural disasters in recent memory. Heavy winds, continuous rain, flooding, and intense property destruction have affected the residents of Puerto Rico, Texas, Louisana spreading all the way to Florida, Georgia and the Eastern Seaboard.
ABI has created this page as a service to members and the public to both provide assistance to those affected and to direct others in how you can help.
Charitable Donation Ideas
The One America Appeal a fundraising campaign launched by all five of the living former U.S. presidents, for hurricane relief, allows donors to contribute funds to specific affected areas.
AmeriCares is taking medicine and supplies to survivors.
The Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund of Houston’s mayor, Sylvester Turner, is being administered by the Greater Houston Community Foundation.
Hurrican Maria Children's Relief Fund from Save the Children is accepting donations to provide cribs and shelters.
Unidos a hurricane relief fund for Maria victims in Puerto Rico.
The United Way of Greater Houston has a flood-relief fund that will be used to help with immediate needs, as well as long-term services like minor home repairs. Visit its website to donate, or text UWFLOOD to 41444.
For more options, the Federal Emergency Management Agency recommends checking with the National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster for a list of trusted disaster-relief organizations in Texas.
The Humane Society of the United States is rescuing stranded animals and bringing them to safety.
Information on Relief Services:
- Texas Judicial Branch
- Eastern District of Texas
- Western District of Texas
- Southern District of Texas