Ways to Help Flood Victims


City of Houston & Harris County

HOUSTON –  In the wake of the devastating effects of Hurricane Harvey, individuals may want to donate to help affected residents. Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner and Harris County Judge Ed Emmett are urging people who wish to help affected residents to donate money to recognized charities that are currently engaged in the response and recovery.

After receiving an overwhelming number of inquiries from citizens and companies who want to help, Mayor Sylvester Turner and County Judge Ed Emmett have established the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund that will accept tax deductible flood relief donations for victims that have been affected by the recent floods.

To donate, visit:


The fund will be housed at the Greater Houston Community Foundation, a 501(c)(3) public charity.

While some may feel compelled to donate specific household items to disaster survivors, please remember that this may create a burden on responding agencies, as they must collect, sort, clean, and distribute items.The City and County have activated a joint donations management program with various non-profit agencies to manage requests.  A phone line has been established by the Houston Food Bank to handle questions about donations.

Residents, organizations, companies and groups may call: (800) 924-5985 between the hours of 9:00am to 5:00pm Monday through Friday to ask questions about making donations.