United Way Relief Fund

United Way launches Hurricane Harvey relief fund to help Houston-area residents

United Way launches Hurricane Harvey relief fund to aid residents

flooding at Houston Omni hotel from Hurricane Harvey
Flood waters around the Omni Houston on Sunday morning. Courtesy photo

To help address the problems of the devastating and widespread flooding in the area caused by Hurricane Harvey, the United Way of Greater Houston has established a relief fund to help with the recovery needs of those most impacted.

"All monies raised by United Way’s Flood Relief Fund will be used to help with both immediate, basic needs and long-term recovery services such as case management and minor home repair," the organization explained in a press release.

“Our first priority will be safety, shelter and basic needs such as food and essentials for those affected,” said Anna M. Babin, president and CEO of United Way of Greater Houston. “Once the community is stabilized, then United Way will focus on long-term recovery efforts. Since this situation is still unfolding, we realize the needs will be great.”

To give to the United Way Flood Relief Fund, visit unitedwayhouston.org/flood or text UWFLOOD to 41444.

The United Way of Greater Houston maintains a disaster reserve fund, which will be tapped for this storm effort. However, because of the widespread devastation already seen, the needs of those impacted will far exceed existing resources.