"Harvey, you're one son of a gun. Feeling powerless with y'all in this storm. Gratefully anticipating powerfulness together in recovery and community."
- Hannah Terry, FAM Houston
The sun has come + the rains have finally stopped, and my head is a bit clearer now on ways I can share for people to join the Harvey Relief efforts of local HTX organizations.
Below are a couple of efforts from local small organizations that have loved the people of Houston well before Harvey came + will be doing so love after the storms departure. I know your money will make a significant impact in the lives of the people they serve. These are organizations that operate with integrity that I trust, support, respect +/or am in partnership with.
If you have questions about the opportunities below or other ways you can support, feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for caring, supporting + joining in the efforts to support thousands of people whose lives have been devastated by the storm waters of Harvey. Together I do believe we all will make a difference. This story has many more lines yet to be written. Let's make them beautiful! 💛
Jerry's Artarama is my art store + very much apart of my work. They are apart of my community + support local HTX artists on the regular.
Here's a to help artists recover once they have their spaces repaired + they are ready to work! 💛
BLMHTX Harvey Relief Efforts Statement:
"As the magnitude of Harvey’s devastation to our city becomes clearer, we know that folks from near and far are looking for ways to aid and assist. BLMHTX, in coalition with other Houston-area grassroots organizations, has established the BLMHTX Harvey Relief Effort to provide both donated items and monetary support to those impacted. We are intentional about conducting this effort with integrity and accountability to our community. Thus, 100% of donations received will be distributed to the most vulnerable communities in the city and surrounding areas. Donations are tax deductible and a record of accounting will be provided to all who donate. The immediate devastation to the city of Houston is traumatic and overwhelming. But we know that when the rain ends and the flood recedes, our real work together begins. Join us on the long road ahead to restoring our communities." #BLMHTXHarveyRelief
Give Online: http://bit.ly/BLMHTXHARVEY through their community partner Project Curate's website (In the note line put "BLMHTX Harvey Relief Efforts"
- The Duck Off Sports Bar - 2727 Murworth, Houston, TX 77054 - Friday, September 1 from 11:00am - 4:00pm, Rhys Caraway will be accepting donations.
**More locations will be added!!
Message from a friend who is a Member of the Yellowstone Academy Team:
Many of you have been asking how you can assist Houston. Here's my answer:
My favorite school, Yellowstone Academy, is waiving tuition for any family that needs it after Harvey. This will create a shortfall in our budget - one that we're hoping our community can come together to make up. I hope you will consider putting your dollars to good use and that you will stand with Yellowstone.
We're still putting our heads together to figure out how we can support our families in other ways - but this seemed like an easy decision. Our parents don't need to worry about whether or not their kid can continue coming to Yellowstone on top of all their other concerns right now. Our students are welcome - when we resume classes on Tuesday, we'll make sure they are warm, safe, dry, and full of good food while their parents work on everything Harvey did to their homes.
Teachers, learners + families need our support in the coming weeks after Hurricane Harvey.
Consider adopting a classroom in need.
Area teachers + you will be connected via email requesting supplies, snacks, books, etc.
I will facilitate delivery and/or needs. 100% of your donations will go the classroom in need with no middle man or fee. Share this google doc and signup.
Contact: Britteny Hawthrone of Listening + Learning, Click HERE to email her.
I've been following the relief efforts of Galveston Central UMC, led by Michael Gienger, since the storm begin. They have opened their doors to people who had to evacuate their homes in Galveston + now are moving around Galveston helping people recover.
Galveston is one of my favorite Texas cities + this church has taken up special space in my heart by the way they love the city, love each other + truly embrace the dignity of all persons. They have embraced the arts + creativity in ways that increases our capacity to hope, imagine + see.
Consider donating to their work. They will be in it for the long haul for sure! https://galvestoncentralchurch.churchcenteronline.com/giving
Many have asked how they can support + help me recover from the damage that the flood waters left behind. My sister has created a way to share my needs + ways you can support.
I'm truly whelmed by all of the love + gracious offerings of support extended my way over the past few days. 💛 The studio has been cleaned out + once the wall work is complete I will begin the process of re-creating the space so I can get back to work.
I'm looking forward to that day.
Lanecia A. Rouse Tinsley