Hurricane Harvey caused record-breaking flooding in Houston and the surrounding areas, causing widespread damage. Several of GlobalGiving’s local nonprofit partners are responding to survivors’ immediate needs and have asked us to help fund their relief and recovery efforts on the ground.
The projects below, as part of GlobalGiving’s Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund, will provide emergency funding to locally driven relief efforts, providing food, medicine, and other essential supplies to help survivors.
We believe that organizations that are deeply rooted in local communities are often in the best position to provide long-term support for disaster victims. By funding the relief efforts of local organizations, donations to this fund have the potential to build stronger disaster-response capacity so that these organizations are better equipped to face future disasters. GlobalGiving will post reports about how funds have been used and will email these reports to donors and subscribers.
This project will provide direct assistance for elders who are susceptible to the Coronavirus; people who are displaced from their jobs; families needing temporary child care solutions; and victims of disasters in Houston and surrounding areas. Assistance will help with immediate relief, supplies, and support as well as long term recovery for families and individuals.
The Northeast Houston neighborhoods we serve were some of the hardest hit by the floods. In response to the damage and destruction caused by Hurricane Harvey, Target Hunger will coordinate with our community partners, faith partners and governmental agencies to distribute food, water, essential supplies and information from multiple service sites to our neighbors in need. Since Target Hunger operates in neighborhoods that are "food deserts", our role in the recovery effort is a critical one.