Please share the following with those who need help:
Information and referrals for needing assistance – housing, shelter, money, etc – due to Hurricane Harvey
In-Town – 211
Out of town – 512-973-9203
Individuals can register online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov – it is the quickest way to register for FEMA assistance since the event will last several days and the full scope of damages may not be evident until the storm has passed. Or call 1-800-621-FEMA (3362)
Disaster Survivor Application Checklist
CDC Emergency Partners – Hurricane Harvey Special Edition
How to Help
Donations may be made:
Donate by phone: 1-800–SAL-ARMY
Mail checks to: The Salvation Army P.O. BOX 1959 Atlanta, GA 30301
Please designate ‘Hurricane Harvey’ on all checks.
Text STORM to 51555 to receive a donation link via text.
Monetary donations are needed to meet survivors’ most immediate needs:
- A $10 donation feeds a disaster survivor for one day
- A $30 donation provides one food box containing staple foods for a family of four, or one household cleanup kit containing brooms, mops, buckets and other cleaning supplies
- A $100 donation can serve snacks and drinks to 125 survivors and emergency personnel at the scene of a disaster
- A $250 donation can provide one hot meal to 100 people or keep a hydration station operational for 24 hours
- A $500 donation keeps a Salvation Army canteen operational for one day
Thank you very much for your heart to give. Right now, we are still in the process of saving lives and are only accepting monetary donations. This is the best and most efficient way to serve Hurricane Harvey survivors for several reasons.
If we begin to accept donated items, we will update you here and on our social media.
- Monetary donations allow our coordinators to purchase exactly what disaster survivors need.
- Shipping and storing donated goods is an additional cost that could be used to serve more people in need.
- Money used to purchase needed items locally can support local and state economies, helping local businesses and workers, which have suffered losses in the wake of the disaster event.
The Salvation Army is committed to making sure that every dollar donation has the best social ROI (return on investment).
If you would still like to host a drive to collect goods, please visit Austin Disaster Relief Network to see what items they are accepting.
During this time we are receiving many emails and calls from people wanting to help those impacted by Hurricane Harvey. The Salvation Army currently has trained volunteers on site helping in many of the impacted areas.
We do require training and certification in order to be a Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services volunteer. While you won’t be able to be certified in time to help with the current disaster relief efforts, we invite you to begin the process of becoming a emergency disaster services volunteer now so you can help with future events. We are holding a training class on October 14 in Liberty Hill. This class will cover Safe from Harm Training and New Volunteer Orientation as well as Introduction to Disaster Response (both required courses). You can sign up to attend HERE.
If that date is not convenient for you, we hold monthly Safe from Harm classes at our Austin Area Command offices (see address below). When you attend a Safe From Harm training at our Austin area office, we will walk you through the process of taking the Intro course on line. You can sign up to attend one HERE.
For the latest information please go to www.disaster.salvationarmy.org. Please watch for regular updates by following our Austin social media pages at Facebook.com/SalvationArmyAustin and Twitter.com/SalArmyAustin.