Direct Relief works every day throughout Texas helping patients get the medications they need but can’t afford. Working with local health providers in Texas, Direct Relief is providing emergency medical supplies such as inhalers and vaccines, as well as financial support to shelters and community-based clinics so people affected by Hurricane Harvey can receive needed care -- now and in the months ahead.
Houston Immigration Legal Services Collaborative
There are over 575,000 undocumented immigrants in Houston who were impacted by Hurricane Harvey, all of whom are ineligible for federal disaster relief through FEMA. The Houston Immigration Legal Services Collaborative is identifying gaps in resources for immigrants and refugees and collaborating with partners to determine the best way to fill those gaps. Lastly, they are deploying immigration attorneys to emergency shelters to give consultations on the intersection between disaster recovery and immigration issues.
All Hands and Hearts
All Hands Volunteers is operating in Fort Bend County, Harris County and Aransas Pass. Their teams are knee deep in mucking and gutting, mold sanitation, chainsaw work and debris removal. To date a total of 709 volunteers, committing 15,593 hours has completed 161 homes. They are committing to be in Texas for at least two years.
Habitat for Humanity International
Habitat for Humanity is conducting rapid assessments and has an emergency team in the area. Long-term recovery planning is in process for affected communities and affiliates.