How you can help Hurricane Harvey victims

Tuesday, August 29, 2017 - 11:00am
Hurricane Harvey Relief Effort

Five Star community offers its thoughts and support

The Five Star community offers it thoughts and support to the residents and families of the Greater Houston area in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. As residents face unprecedented flooding in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, many across the nation are asking how they can help. It's no different for our school communities, who demonstrate time and time again their desire to help others through difficult times.

If you would like to help, here are just a few organizations providing relief to those impacted by Harvey:

Blood Donations

If you would like to donate blood to help the victims of Hurricane Harvey, you can do so via Bonfils. Details here.

Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund

Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner established the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund, which accepts tax deductible donations for flood relief victims. The organization will accept checks, money orders, bank wire transfers, stock, corporate bonds and other marketable securities. For donation instructions, http://ghcf.org/

Save the Children

Save the Children’s emergency response team is also on the ground in San Antonio, Texas, working to meet children and families’ immediate needs. Donors can make a donation online to support these efforts.

The American Red Cross

The American Red Cross is encouraging people to donate money on its website.

The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army’s Emergency Disaster Services is working to help provide food and clothing to victims seeking shelter. Donors can call 1-800-SAL-ARMY or go online.

CDP Hurricane Harvey Recovery Fund: Center for Disaster Philanthropy

In response to the needs that will arise following this devastating storm, the Center for Disaster Philanthropy has established the CDP Hurricane Harvey Recovery Fund that will focus on medium and long-term rebuilding needs. This money will go towards the long-term needs to be rebuilding homes, businesses, infrastructure, meeting the needs of young children, supporting mental health needs, and boosting damaged agricultural sectors.

ThornCreek Church partners with American Furniture Warehouse

American Furniture Warehouse has donated 2 - 53 foot semi trailers. Help fill them! Furniture, Appliances, Water, Diapers, Baby Wipes, New Socks & Underwear, Gatorade, Debris Clean Up Tools, etc. are needed and being accepted by ThornCreek Church. Donations can be dropped at their new church property, 14031 Washington Street in Thornton. For more information about how you can be a part of this recovery effort: https://thorncreek.church/Houston​