Disaster Response, Relief, and Recovery for Texas United Ways
SCAM ALERT: A fake Facebook page was created for a false Harvey Fund from UWT & an individual has sent an email that looks like it was from UWT (@uwtexas.org) asking for personal information, including driver’s license and bank account information. UWT DOES NOT have a Harvey Relief or Recovery Fund, nor would we ever ask for banking and/or personal information. Please be aware.
As communities across Texas look past Hurricane Harvey, United Way is there to help their communities in their recovery. United Ways across the state are involved in local disaster recovery in a variety of ways - from coordinating their community’s response to ensure the most vulnerable have the help that they need to investing in their community’s first responders year-round such as the Red Cross and Salvation Army, so that they are poised to act quickly when a storm does arrive. United Ways also invest in community partners to help individuals impacted with rebuilding their lives. United Ways and their partner agencies are a critical part of a community’s short and long-term recovery from a storm like Harvey.
United Ways across Texas have individually established relief funds to help support their community in the aftermath of Harvey. The devastation is tremendous and communities will need significant resources to recover, and rebuilding communities may take months and even years. United Ways look forward to assisting communities immediately, as well as during the long-term recovery process.
Below are links to local United Way disaster relief funds throughout the state. Donating directly to one of these allows for those dollars to get into the hands of the community as soon as possible. If you would like to donate to multiple communities, there is also an option below to make a contribution to a single fund and those funds will be distributed throughout those areas of Texas in need.
In many communities, United Way also supports their local 2-1-1 as a critical resource for their community. If you or someone you know needs assistance, please call 2-1-1 or www.211texas.org.
Official Links to United Ways throughout Texas that are currently raising funds to aid the disaster recovery in their community. Thank you for your interest in learning how you can help Texans in need!
As part of their mission to build stronger communities, United Ways in the affected areas will continue to raise funds locally in order to be able to respond to their own unique community needs. At the national level, United Way Worldwide established a national fund to complement the efforts of local United Ways and to provide a single donation site for those individuals and corporate donors who want to impact all of the communities impacted by Hurricane Harvey.
This fund will help local United Ways meet the storm-related needs and support long-term recovery throughout the affected regions. With your support, we can help rebuild communities. 100% of individual donations given to the United Way Harvey Recovery Fund will be distributed to local United Ways in the affected areas.