Colorado Association of Funders’ national network has compiled resources on the field’s response to Hurricane Harvey’s impact on our Texas neighbors, including funds that have been established and an upcoming webinar scheduled for Tues., Aug. 29. To learn more please visit: https://www.unitedphilforum.org/news/how-respond-hurricane-harvey.
Our colleague organization, Philanthropy Southwest, has also posted information here.
We will post more information on our website as it becomes available. Please let us know if you have any information to share.
The RED CROSS has provided us with the following update: “The remnants of Hurricane Harvey, now a tropical storm, continue to move slowly southeastward along the Texas coast bringing life-threatening flooding across much of southeastern Texas and eventually southwestern Louisiana. Thousands of people have been forced to leave their flooded homes, losing everything they own and more families will be impacted as rain continues to fall and flooding persists.
The area of Texas that’s underwater is comparable to the distance between New York and Boston. Tropical Storm Harvey will continue to devastate this large geography for the next several days, delivering as much as another 30 inches of rain. Significant flooding and tornadoes are predicted. Meanwhile water rescues are still ongoing, and all public transportation is at a complete halt. Schools and airports are closed and hundreds of thousands of people are without power.
Red Cross Response
While the American Red Cross is doing all that it can, access into many areas is still quite difficult. The current priority is to keep people safe, while providing relief such as shelter and food. As conditions are safe to travel, the American Red Cross will be expanding its reach into many more affected communities. Preliminary estimates indicate that at least 6,000 people sought refuge in dozens of shelters in Texas Sunday night. ” Learn more.