In 2017, Hurricane Harvey caused widespread, catastrophic flooding and damage in Texas and along the Gulf Coast. This fund was created to provide relief to survivors in the form of emergency supplies like food, water, and medicine in addition to longer-term recovery assistance to help residents recover and rebuild. All donations to this fund will exclusively support relief and recovery efforts from this storm.
Record-breaking flooding occurred in Houston and the surrounding areas. Harveys's torrential rainfall resulted in unprecedented damage to communities along the Gulf Coast. GlobalGiving's local nonprofit partners are continuing to respond to survivors' needs and have asked us to help fund their relief and recovery efforts on the ground.
All donations to this fund will support ongoing recovery and relief efforts for Hurricane Harvey. Initially, the fund helped first responders meet survivors' immediate needs for food, fuel, clean water, hygiene products, and shelter. The fund has now transitioned to support longer-term recovery efforts run by local, vetted organizations in the Gulf Coast.
We believe that organizations that are deeply rooted in local communities are in the best position to provide long-term support for survivors of natural disasters like Hurricane Harvey. By funding the relief efforts of local organizations, donations to this fund have the potential to build stronger response capacity so that these organizations are better equipped to face future challenges. GlobalGiving will post reports about how funds have been used and will email these reports to donors.