How to Help Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts

To our fellow Houstonians:

Our beloved city has experienced devastation on a scale we have never seen before. It’s times like these that we need to come together as one community. We can and will get through this difficult time, and it will be because each and every one of you came together.

By now you’ve probably seen on TV, social media, or firsthand, the heroic images of people from all walks of life coming together to help one another. Many of you are already actively volunteering in a variety of ways to help the Houston relief efforts with boats, trucks, blankets, food, dollar donations and more. As Houstonians ourselves, we thank you. We are committed to helping this great city rebuild and recover from the devastation Hurricane Harvey left behind.

If you need help or want to lend a helping hand, we have compiled a list of resources below. We will try to keep the list updated with the most relevant links from local authorities.

We are in this together. We will rebuild together. We are #HoustonStrong.

If you need help:

Center Point Energy: 713-207-2222

City of Houston – Disaster Recovery: FEMA assistance and links to locations for donation drop-off.

City of Houston – Emergency Information: Links to Houston’s emergency services for immediate assistance.

DriveTexas: Department of Transportation’s map of road closures.

DisasterAssistance.Gov: File for National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).

Disaster Distress Hotline1-800-985-5990

FEMARegistration – 1-800-621-3362

Houston Transtar Traffic Map: See reported high water locations around town.

Houston Police Department311 or 713-884-3131

Houston Fire Department311
*If you are awaiting rescue, prominently display a towel or sheet from a door or window so we can spot you. Addresses are tough to spot.

National Emergency Child Locator Center1-866-908-9570

Ready Harris: Report flood damage and see other recovery resources.

Texas United Way211

State Bar of Texas – Legal Hotline: 1-800-504-7030

United States Coast Guard713-578-3000, 281-464-4851, 281-464-4852, 281-464-4853, 281-464-4854, and 281-464-4855

If you want to provide help:

Donation Drop-Off Locations

Emergency Aid Coalition

Lake Houston Area Relief Fund

Greater Houston Community Foundation

Volunteer Houston

Homeless Houston

Houston Food Bank

Houston Area Womens’ Center

Houston SPCA

Global Giving


Team Rubicon

Texas Diaper Bank

Volunteer Houston