Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts


We must come together as a nation to help our fellow Americans in Texas. Hurricane Harvey has caused great devastation, damage and widespread human hardships. When faced with a catastrophe, Brooklynites have proven that they are always ready to lend a helping hand, open their wallets and provide assistance to those in need. Many have called my office to inquire about the best way to assist with the on-going relief effort. Currently, the relief organizations are asking for monetary contributions and blood donations. This is an ever-changing recovery effort and when the appeal for specific donations are made, my office will alert the community and be ready to accept the supplies.

I have provided a list of organizations that are directly involve with the relief operation:

American Red Cross is accepting donations online: or text the word “Harvey” to 909999 to make a $10 donation

The Salvation Army

To make a financial donation to support the Hurricane Harvey relief efforts please go to or call 1-800- SAL-ARMY.

The United Way of Greater Houston or text UWFLOOD to 41444 to make a donation.

Catholic Charities Brooklyn & Queens is committed to ensuring that donations for Hurricane Harvey are directed to Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston, which is the primary Catholic Charities organization providing on-the-ground relief to those affected by the devastating storm.

Donations can be made online at

Checks made payable to “Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston” can be mailed to:

Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston

2900 Louisiana Street

Houston, Texas 77006

New York Blood Center

The Costal Bend Long Term Recovery Group provides long-term recovery by addressing unmet disaster related needs of individuals in the community in Federally declared disaster areas.  Donations can be made on line at

Texas Diaper Bank is providing basic assistance to babies, children with disabilities, and vulnerable seniors.  Donations can be made on line at

Portlight Inclusive Disaster Strategies is a disaster response organization specifically serving individuals with disabilities.  Donations can be made at

Accepting and caring for pets from shelters in the direct line of Hurricane Harvey is Austin Pets Alive.  Donations can be made by visiting their website at

Animal Rescue New Orleans is assisting both Texas and Louisiana in rescuing and sheltering displaced pets.  Donations can be made at

Monetary donations to food banks in Galveston, Corpus Christi and Houston can be made as follows:

My office will also be collecting checks made payable to a specific relief organization.  I want to thank my colleagues in government for joining together to ensure a coordinated and successful relief effort. My thoughts and prayers go out to everyone impacted by this dangerous storm.