Hurricane Harvey: How you can help!

Texans are reaching out in incredible numbers to help the residents of South Texas and the impact of Hurricane Harvey.  If you are not sure where to start here are a few ideas of what you can do to help.

The Texas Association of REALTORS has reopened the TAR Disaster Relief Fund to assist residents in the areas devastated by Hurricane Harvey. The TAR Disaster Relief Fund helps people who’ve suffered losses due to natural disasters in Texas. Currently, the fund is accepting applications from individuals who have suffered damage to their property or have been displaced, as a result of the severe weather and flooding.

MetroTex is donating $100,000 to the TAR Relief fund to help aid South Texas residents and on behalf of the REALTOR family across Texas ask that you donate to the Relief Fund and help to rebuild these communities.

The Texas Association of REALTORS Relief Fund helps people who’ve suffered losses due to natural disasters in Texas. The TAR Disaster Relief Fund is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Your contribution is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. No goods or services were provided in exchange for your generous financial donation.

APPLICATION FOR REALTORS NEEDING ASSISTANCE       APPLICATION FOR THE PUBLIC       DONATE TO THE FUND


OTHER IDEAS

Groups with strong local ties to their community can sometimes be the best option.  They may have a much better idea of the most urgent needs in their community.

One thing that shelters are in need of is food. In most cases these food banks would much rather have financial donations over food sent to them.  The Houston Press has compiled a list of food banks in the affected area, including Houston Food Bank, Galveston County Food Bank, Corpus Christi Food Bank, Southeast Texas Food Bank, and more.

Any charity would greatly appreciate your donated goods but like the food banks most are better served with financial donations. They can buy more with less and better control the available space to store items.  Click here for a list of highly rated charities that are taking donations.