I had a draft ready to go for our regularly scheduled program, but it just felt absurd and vapid since our friends and family are currently suffering in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, Irma, and Maria. It feels like the earth is attacking us, and it’s horrifying and heartbreaking to think of the people, children and animals who have been displaced. So, I’m ditching that post and instead spending the day (during nap and now that the boys are in bed) collecting supplies from my home and donating online. To make things easy peasy and to keep us from getting scammed, I’ve compiled a list of legitimate ways you can help with a mutually beneficial closet clean out or just a few clicks if you’re short on time.
Here is a concise, legitimate guide on how to donate clothing and other goods to hurricane victims:
The American Black Cross Disaster Relief Effort has an Amazon wish list you can donate to right here.
The Texas Diaper Bank is donating 100% of items to families in need following Hurricane Harvey. They are especially in need of baby shampoo, blankets, diaper creams, lotions, sippy cups, formula, see the rest of the list and where you can ship the items here. You can also donate items via Jet.com.
You can help our furry friends by donating to The Humane Society here.
Fall is such an ideal time to donate your gently used or new unworn clothing to Salvation Army. Just remember to filter out any worn-out stuff since that will slow sorting efforts.
The American Red Cross is accepting donations via text. Simply text HARVEY to 90999 and you’ll donate $10.
AmeriCares is making sure survivors are getting their medications and medical supplies, and making it easy to contribute.
Donate here to help The Montrose Center aid in rebuilding the lives of those displaced in the LGBTQ community.
You can donate via Facebook to the Hurricane Maria Relief Fund through Friends of Puerto Rico, who is ensuring that 100% of the funds will go to rebuilding the island and the lives of victims.
Bradsdeals is matching donations up to $250,000 to aid in rebuilding the US Virgin Islands. You can donate directly here.
Let’s do this!