Our fund will provide immediate and long-term disaster relief to all those affected by Hurricane Harvey. All donations will exclusively support local relief and recovery efforts. All funds raised will go towards the following organizations: American Homeless Families Foundation, All Hands Volunteers, BakerRipley, Direct Relief, and Houston Food Bank.
Record-breaking flooding is occurring in Houston and the surrounding areas. 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.
These organizations will provide the following resources to the community: American Homeless Families Foundation - emergency supplies for survivors, All Hands Volunteers - helping with damaged homes, BakerRipley - emergency shelter, Direct Relief - medicines for health centers, EMPACT Northwest - search and rescue, Fuel Relief Fund - fuel for generators, Houston Food Bank - basic needs, and Food Bank of the Rio Grande Valley - basic needs.
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.
When a disaster strikes, recovery efforts led by people who live and work in affected communities are often overlooked and underfunded. GlobalGiving is changing this reality. Since 2004, we've been shifting decision-making power to crises-affected communities through trust-based grantmaking and support.
We make it easy, quick, and safe to support people on the ground who understand needs in their communities better than anyone else.
They were there long before the news cameras arrived, and they’ll be there long after the cameras leave. They know how to make their communities more resilient to future disasters, and they’re already hard at work. GlobalGiving puts donations and grants directly into their hands. Because the status quo—which gives the vast majority of funding to a few large organizations—doesn’t make sense.