Our hearts and thoughts go out to all those impacted by Hurricane Harvey. Seeing the devastation unfold over the past week hits particularly close to home, as we remember just how traumatic a storm like this can be. Knowing that so much of the burden of disaster takes place as communities start to rebuild, we want to share a few resources to learn more and links contribute to the relief and rebuilding effort. We will continue to update this list as more resources become available. Donate:Texas Diaper Bank Feeding Texas (statewide network of food banks)Coalition for the Homeless of Houston/Harris CountyPortlight (grassroots disaster relief and recovery work focused on persons with disabilities)St. Bernard’s Project (New Orleans org deploying Americorps volunteers to Texas for recovery/rebuilding)All HandsCoastal Bend Disaster Recovery Group (long-term recovery non-profit)SPCA of TexasGreater Houston Community FoundationLearn:Boomtown, Flood TownHell and High Water: Texas Tribune/ProPublica investigation into how Houston’s development has exacerbated flood risks, and issues with hurricane preparedness in the region
The Vulnerable Communities in Harvey’s Path, Mapped
Swamped: Five part series from the Houston Chronicle on the area’s flooding challengesWill Another Traffic Nightmare Precede the Next Big Storm?: Case study on the last major evacuation of the Texas coastWhy Not Evacuate Before Harvey? Houston Leaders Defend Their Call to Stay PutThe Vulnerable Populations in Harvey’s Path, MappedA Catastrophe for Houston’s Most Vulnerable People