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Palo Alto College is accepting donations of nonperishable food, water, baby food, diapers, flashlights and batteries, new or packaged clothing (including socks and underwear), hygiene items and cleaning supplies. Donations should be delivered to the S.H.A.R.E. Center (Student Center 101) by 3 p.m. Sept. 1.

San Antonio College is teaming up with the San Antonio Food Bank to collect donations of money and canned and boxed goods. Clothing donations also will be accepted, but they will be given to the Student Advocacy Center. Donations will be accepted in the mall area outside the Moody Learning Center on the SAC campus from Tuesday, September 5 – Thursday, September 7 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information go to alamo.edu/sac/Harvey-Relief.

St. Philip’s College is accepting donations at three on-campus locations until noon on September 8 at several locations. Find more info here.

The Alamo Colleges District Brackenridge Education & Training Center at 532 N. Center Street is collecting canned goods, bottled watered and toiletries on an ongoing basis to help those impacted by Harvey. 

The Northeast Lakeview College Civics Leadership Club is collecting items for distribution in Victoria, Austwell, Tivoli, Refugio and other communities still without water, sewage service and power. Items accepted are:

Non-perishable/pop-top food items

Batteries

Bug spray

Ice chests (new and used)

Hand sanitizers

Diapers/other baby items (baby formula/baby food jars) 

Collections will continue until September 22. Donations can be taken to the Service Learning Office in the Student Commons Building, Sabrina Hammel’s Office (Academic Building, RM 205B) or deposited in the red bins in various college buildings.

NVC will be collecting Donations for the victims of Hurricane Harvey. We are asking faculty and staff to donate:

Bottled water
Diapers
Baby Formula
Baby Wipes


Drop off locations for NVC are:
Pecan Hall 102
Mountain Laurel Hall 131
Juniper Hall 111

NVC will be collecting these donations from 8/30/2017 – 9/8/2017. Bertha Vidales and June Pedraza have been working with the Red Cross this week to set us up as a donation station – if you have any questions, you can contact them at vpedraza@alamo.edu or Bvidales@alamo.edu

Higher Education. Texas and national leaders from higher education associations, institutions, foundations, and businesses have come together to launch the Harvey HELP Fund, a crowd-sourced relief fund dedicated to aiding the close to 500,000 students impacted by Hurricane Harvey--almost a third of all of the college and university students in the state. HELP (Higher Education Learning Pathways) will provide emergency funds to enable students in southeast Texas to stay on or more quickly return to their education pathway.

Many other organizations are accepting donations for the Harvey relief effort. We will update this list as more information becomes available.

Monetary donations

Material donations:

  • non-perishable food and water
  • baby food and diapers
  • flashlights and batteries
  • hygiene items
  • cleaning supplies
  • food drive

Clothing donations for men and women (new and unused only)

  • tops
  • pants
  • socks
  • undergarments

• In response to the critical need for blood throughout south and southeast Texas, the South Texas Blood & Tissue Center - Donor Pavillion has extended hours at all its San Antonio-area donor rooms. All San Antonio donor rooms will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., effective Monday, Aug. 28. call 210-731-5590 or https://southtexasblood.org/

• The State Bar of Texas offers a free legal hotline and disaster relief resources for Hurricane Harvey survivors: http://texasbar.com/disasters

• There is information from the Texas Workforce Commission regarding disaster unemployment benefits in 18 counties. Disaster Unemployment Assistance is available for workers who apply by September 27. http://bit.ly/2gopkS9

• Sylvester Turner, Mayor of Houston has established the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund that will accept tax deductible flood relief donations for victims that have been affected by the recent floods. https://ghcfdisaster.kimbia.com/hurricaneharveyrelieffund

Some additional lists with resources and ways to help:

Texas Monthly http://bit.ly/2gnqX2z
Texas Public Radio http://bit.ly/2gnx6vA
SA 2020 http://bit.ly/2gomMn7
San Antonio Magazine http://bit.ly/2gjsAy7

The Salvation Army, Save the Children, Southern Baptist Disaster Relief, Heart to Heart and Samaritan’s Purse are all on the ground in devastated areas and seeking donations to continue their response efforts.

Texas Diaper Bank is sending out disaster relief kits to those affected. Team Rubicon is an emergency response team made up of military veterans and first responders.

Food banks: Feeding Texas is a statewide network of food banks, and Houston Press has compiled a list of food banks serving the area hardest hit by Harvey. That list includes Houston Food Bank, Galveston County Food Bank, Food Bank of Corpus Christi and San Antonio Food Bank, among others.

Pets: To help nonhuman Texas residents, animal welfare organizations will be focused on rescuing, sheltering and rehoming pets. The Humane Society and the SPCA of Texas and their affiliated shelters will need money, supplies, food and foster volunteers. Local organizations saving animals include Katie’s Roadside Rescue, Mission Miracle K9 and Austin Pets Alive, the Animal Defense League and the San Antonio Humane Society. Organizations caring for evacuee’s pets, including the San Antonio Humane Society and Animal Care Services need volunteers to help.

Other relief efforts

Airbnb has set up an Urgent Accommodations page, allowing evacuees to find a place to stay for free with the help of those able to offer their space at no charge.

A list of individual crowdfunding campaigns related to the hurricane can be found at GoFundMe’s Hurricane Harvey Relief page. GlobalGiving, another crowdfunding site, is aiming to raise $2 million for a relief fund.

 


“At the Alamo Colleges District and at all of our colleges, our hearts go out to all those affected by Harvey, including members of the Alamo Colleges family with friends and relatives who have been impacted by this disaster. Reliefs efforts have been organized at several of the colleges, and we are continuing to look for ways in which we can help and support those in need.”

Dr. Bruce Leslie, Alamo Colleges Chancellor