HOUSTON – Houstonians are known for getting to work when it comes to helping others. There are already several ways you can help those who are dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Laura. (We will continue adding to this list as we hear about more opportunities.)
If you’d like to look up many of these nonprofits and charities, go to Charity Navigator, a nonprofit which evaluates charities for their record of giving among other metrics.
The Red Cross is already headed to the storm zone so the fastest way you can help is with a financial donation. You can make a $10 donation by texting LAURA to 90999. Other donation options include online giving at redcross.org or by calling 800-RED-CROSS. You can also check for potential volunteer opportunities.
Health-focused relief help with Americares
One organization is organizing help for impacted health care centers. Americares is responding to Hurricane Laura and preparing emergency shipments of medicine, PPE, bottled water, relief supplies and offering support for storm-damaged health centers. If you would like to help with this health focused relief effort, they’ve established a designated fund to support the response.
In the aftermath of Harvey, Americares supported more than 70 nonprofit organizations in the Houston area and beyond. Response included shipments of medicine and medical supplies, facility repairs, mobile health care and more than $3.6 million in financial support for local organizations serving Harvey survivors.