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Hurricane Harvey Relief: Where to Donate
South Central Yearly Meeting and Earth Quaker Action Team have recommended community organizations that work for social and environmental justice in Houston who are helping the underserved communities in the wake of Hurricane Harvey.
South Central Yearly Meeting (SCYM) writes:
“Friends are asking where they can send donations to help Friends and others caught in the Hurricane Harvey crisis. Friends in Live Oak Friends Meeting in Houston suggest that those wanting to help the general population of Houston, especially the estimated 575,000 undocumented, should go to the Hurricane Harvey Community Relief Fund >“
The Hurricane Harvey Community Relief Fund, which is being housed within the Texas Organizing Project Education Fund has “an ironclad commitment that 100 percent of the money raised into this fund will be spent directly on ensuring low income and people of color are not forgotten in the relief, recovery and reconstruction efforts. Not a dime will be spent on any other purpose.” Read more >
To help SCYM Friends affected by this crisis, Friends can send checks to:
South Central Yearly Meeting, 9835 Greentree St, San Antonio, TX 78230
Live Oak Friends Meeting, 1318 W 26th St Houston TX 77008
Please mark checks for Harvey Relief.
EQAT (Earth Quaker Action Team), in a facebook post Aug. 29, recommends that Friends who want to “make sure your money reaches groups working with the most marginalized” visit A Just Harvey Recovery> for a list of grassroots organizations doing relief work in the region.