The Japanese American Citizens League joins the rest of the nation in a desire to help those affected by the devastating flooding from Hurricane Harvey. The JACL Houston chapter is suggesting the following three locally based organizations as providing immediate support to those in need. As the full extent of damage has yet to be determined, we will continue to update this page as important information becomes available, the need evolves, and the cleanup and recovery process progresses.
Charities and Relief Funds:
- The Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund has been established by Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner for tax-deductible flood relief monetary donations. It will be housed at the nonprofit Greater Houston Community Foundation.
- United Way of Greater Houston has set up a relief fund that people can donate to. The organization said its first priority is shelter and basic needs like food. The organization said it will also focus on long-term recovery efforts. It also said that it will absorb administrative costs, so 100 percent of every donation goes directly to relief.
The Houston Food Bank helps provide meals for hungry neighbors in emergencies and all year round.
If your JACL chapter organizes a donation drive for any of these charities, please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org so that we can let the Houston chapter know of your support.