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How to Help After Hurricane Harvey

How to Help After Hurricane Harvey – A list of resources to help you find a way to assist the victims of Hurricane Harvey. No donation is too small.

How to Help After Hurricane Harvey - A list of resources to help you find a way to assist the victims of Hurricane Harvey. No donation is too small. simplylakita.com #HurricaneHarvey

Here we are another day, another Friday, and I am supposed to share with you a recipe.


However with the devastation that happened this week in Houston…a recipe just doesn’t really seem important when there are people a few states away from me trying to figure out how to supply their basic daily needs such as toothpaste, clothing, and food.

The rain of Hurricane Harvey came in so quickly, that people lost their homes and everything that they owned in this world. People had to be rescued from danger by helicopters, packed into the fishing boats of complete strangers that were kind enough to take it upon themselves to help people that were in need.

I listened to a news report about a mother being found in an area claimed by the flooding; still cradling her child long after the effects of Harvey took hold of their lives. I could not help by wonder what terror this mother must have been feeling trying to find shelter from the storm for herself and her child. It is this story, several others, as well as the many others that are sure to come once the water subsides that I just could not bring myself to share a recipe with you on this day.

People need help. They need our help. They will need our help in the weeks to come. They will need our help long before insurance companies figure out what constitutes as flood damage and what is water damage and if they are covered or not. People need shelter and money to rebuild, but they also need diapers, baby wipes, feminine hygiene products, and pet food. They need thousands of dollars, but they will also need a few dollars. I challenge each one of you to not look away from this and assume that someone else will take care of it. We are all Houston. We can all give something.

Here are a few places to start and that provide some great resources to get you started:

Mom 2.0 – 6 Ways Moms and Kids can Help Hurricane Harvey Victims Today

Forbes – Helping Out After Hurricane Harvey: Where, What, and How to Donate

SheKnows – How to Donate Menstrual Products to People in Houston

Dash of Jazz – Pray for Texas

First and Full – How to Help after Hurricane Harvey

Here are some Organizations that are asking for help:

Houston Food Bank

Houston Humane Society

Greater Houston Community Foundation

Houston Diaper Bank

Support the Girls

Volunteer Houston

Houston Pets Alive

Goodwill Houston

List of Shelters and Donation Drop-offs

Got any comments, questions, or ways on How to Help After Hurricane Harvey? Please share them in the comments below!


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    Mary
    September 5, 2017 at 11:02 PM

    Hurricane Harvey was heart wrenching. I want to do more than donate a couple of dollars at my local Starbucks, I would love to get down and dirty and help Houston rebuild, but my work schedule doesn’t permit that right now. Thank you for sharing this post!!!

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      LaKita
      September 6, 2017 at 9:29 PM

      You are welcome! I would love to be able to go to Houston and help as well. It is so needed right now.

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    Tamara
    September 6, 2017 at 5:11 PM

    Thank you for sharing. It felt so far away up here with only a day of rain. I had no idea how bad it was and how I could help. I love the ideas of how to help right now.
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      LaKita
      September 6, 2017 at 9:30 PM

      Thank you! It was pretty bad, so any little way would help a lot 🙂

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