When the state of Texas is in need, Texans answer the call. That’s never been more true than with the devastating effects of Hurricane Harvey across the Texas Gulf Coast region and catastrophic flooding in the Houston area.
Before the storm made landfall, the University of Houston football team relocated to Austin in order to have a place to practice. While there, a call was put out to teams in the state of Texas who were playing at home opening weekend of college football season and may have had equipment trucks available.
Baylor, SMU, North Texas, Texas Tech, Texas, Texas State and Houston answered the call to collect donations at two staging locations in Austin. Student-athletes from the Houston football program collected items including non-perishable food, personal care products, cleaning supplies, clothing, baby supplies and more. The players loaded them into the trucks for a Friday convoy to Houston.
For those still wanting to help, people are encouraged to support the rescue and recovery efforts through charities on the ground, including the Red Cross. The international network is on the ground in Houston providing emergency relief. To donate to the Red Cross, please click here.
The Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund will accept tax deductible flood relief donations. The fund is administered by the Greater Houston Community Foundation.
Methods to Donate:
Online Credit Card Donations: Visit www.ghcf.org. Online credit card donations will be assessed a small fee, typically 3%, by the credit card companies. Donors have the option of increasing their credit card donations to cover this fee.
Checks/Money Orders: Mail to Greater Houston Community Foundation, 5120 Woodway Drive, Suite 6000, Houston, TX 77056.
Transfer Cash by Wire: Wire To: JP Morgan Chase Bank, N.A.
ABA # 021000021
For credit to: Greater Houston Community Foundation
For further credit to: Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund
The University of Houston has set up the Cougar Emergency Fund to provide comfort and ease to UH students who find themselves with hardship as a result of the storm. Donations can be made here http://bit.ly/2wYMIN0.
For more information on the Hurricane Harvey recovery effort at UH please visit: http://www.uh.edu/2017-harvey/