While Third Ward, along with most of Fifth Ward and Montrose, is not flooded, much of Houston has been devastated by Hurricane Harvey. Below are some resources we've gathered from the community for those seeking assistance or wishing to help.
*If you are stranded and waiting for a boat, hang a white sheet so that they can see you. Rescuers have stated addresses are not always visible.
List of shelters in Houston
Lost wages, unemployment benefits
NPR: Resources for Houston and How to Help
A vetted resource guide by the community:
From local artist and friend Nestor Topchy:
If you are inclined to donate to #HarveyRelief, please consider these local organizations. The Red Cross will get many donations in the coming weeks, but sometimes these local groups can do much more with much less money.
Galveston County Food Bank: http://www.galvestoncountyfoodbank.org/
Corpus Christi Food Bank: http://www.foodbankcc.com/
Houston Food Bank: http://www.houstonfoodbank.org/donate/
Texas Diaper Bank: http://www.texasdiaperbank.org/
SPCA of Texas: https://www.spca.org/news_hurricane-harvey
Portlight is a local grassroots organization that provides disaster aid to the disabled specifically: http://www.portlight.org/home.html
The Coalition for the Homeless is an umbrella organization coordinating shelters and orgs across the city: https://www.homelesshouston.org/take-action/donate/
Southern Baptist Disaster Relief (SBDR): https://www.namb.net/send-relief/disaster-relief
Samaritan's Purse disaster relief units are now pre-positioned in Texas as residents continue to struggle with rain, flooding, and destruction caused by Hurricane Harvey.
Heart to Heart had a disaster response team and mobile medical unit deploying Friday morning from Kansas City to arrive in Texas ahead of the storm.
Galveston County Food Bank
The Galveston County Food Bank warehouses bulk quantities of fresh, frozen, canned and dry food…