Harvey Relief Resources

FEMA’s website to apply for disaster relief funds Recovery Assistance / FEMA

Website của FEMA để register xin được trợ giúp.

Access FEMA Website above to apply for disaster relief funds. It only takes 20 mins to apply.  Hotel assistance and emergency supply funds are available.

(For reference, a volunteer coordinator reported filling out the application yesterday and were approved within hours for hotel assistance through September the 25th.)

You must be in the evacuation zones in order to get financial aid. They deposit funds directly into your account.

Alerts and Warnings Beware of Hurricane Harvey Relief Scams
Airport Status / Closure AIRPORT STATUS INFORMATION, provided by the FAA’s Air Traffic Control System Command Center
Tracking roads status


Houston TranStar Traffic Map

Flooded Streets

Volunteer Opportunities 1.                      Shelters, Churches, Temples providing relief for Vietnamese victims (please see attached)

2.                      Harvey Relief: Cooks and Helpers Needed

Help prep food for a massive feeding as a result of Harvey.   Food will be distributed to other nearby shelters, and we need you to volunteer. Feeding 3 meals a day Friday, Sat, and Sunday. We need at least 50 volunteers per shift.  Feeding 1000+.

*this is nonpartisan, non denominational, non discriminating, non-everything!*

If you cannot help physically but would like to donate to buy food/raw materials, please do so here. http://www.thesourceofhope.org/

Location of kitchen (meet here):

Kirkwood Church (Hội Thanh Tin Lan Kirkwood)
7602 S Kirkwood Rd
Houston, TX 77072
Phone:  469-969-0244

3.                      NRG:  NRG Stadium:  As of this writing, NRG has enough volunteers for the next few days.  To sign  up as a volunteer interpreter, please complete the sign up and you will be contacted.  Translators with medical experience greatly appreciated.

NRG’s Facebook

Official Site to Sign Up to volunteer at NRG (other than to translate), BakerRipley

4.       American Red Cross is asking health professionals, including mental health specialists, to volunteer for disaster-relief needs on the Gulf Coast of Texas and Louisiana.  Please follow steps on this website.

5.                      The Federal Emergency Management Agency  (FEMA)

National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster sign up  or call 1-800-621-FEMA to find out how to help

6.                      Hurricane Harvey Relief and Volunteer Opportunities Map

7.                      Shelters and Food Banks

To Donate 1.                      Shelters, Churches, Temples providing relief for Vietnamese victims (please see attached)

2.       Mayor of Houston established Hurricane Harvey Relief fund

3.                      Fort Bend County Office of Emergency Management (Drop Off Locations for Donations)

4.       United Way

5.       Article on NPR:  Experts Say Donate Cash

6.       For support over the entire area affected by the storm, the Red Cross has a fund; note there has been some scrutiny since the Red Cross has not been able to specify how much of funds raised will go directly towards Harvey relief. Reference: NPR article

7.       Shelters and Food Banks

8.       Donate to Food Banks: Here is the contact information for all local food banks:


Houston Food Bank

Galveston Food Bank

Food Bank of the Golden Crescent (Victoria)
Closed Friday

Corpus Christi Food Bank

Southeast Texas Food Bank (Beaumont)

Food Bank of the Rio Grande Valley (Pharr)

Brazos Valley Food Bank (Bryan)

Central Texas Food Bank (Austin)

San Antonio Food Bank

9.       Habitat for Humanity

10.   FIND HOW TO HELP (Make sure your donation goes to the right place)


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