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While you will most often find United Ways in Texas at work in their communities in the areas of people’s education, financial stability, and health, you also often find them responding to local disasters.
From setting-up disaster assistance funds, to organizing volunteer initiatives, holding donation drives, or helping with long-term recovery, United Ways play an important role in helping Texans be more resilient to disasters across our state.
In recent years, Texas United Ways have helped their communities respond to such serious events as wildfires, floods, tornadoes, hurricanes, and even mass-casualty shootings.
Here are just a few examples of the kind of disaster recovery work and resources provided by Texas United Ways, demonstrating their ability to help mobilize the power of caring in the face of difficult challenges:
- United Way of Greater Houston, "After the Storm: A resource guide to help you get back on your feet after you have braved the storm" (Resource)
- United Way of Brazoria County's 2016 Brazos River Flood Resources (Resource)
- United Way for Greater Austin's Wildfire Relief Fund (Example)
- United Way of Metropolitan Dallas, United Dallas Relief Fund (Example)
- Unietd Way of Hays and Caldwell Counties, 2015 Flood Information (Example)