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Hurricane Relief Efforts & Resources

Tulane University and New Orleans are all too familiar with the disaster that Houston, Eastern Texas, and Southwest Louisiana are facing and will be facing as they recover.  Below are a few resources to help those looking to contribute to relief efforts for those areas.  Please also follow the Center for Public Service's Facebook page to get up to date information from non-profits supporting the relief efforts, and email them at if you have any questions about how you can help. 

“Here’s How to Help” Harvey Resources:


New York Times

Washington Post

Volunteer Louisiana

National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disasters

“Here’s How to Help” Irma Resources

New York Times

NBC News




At this time, monetary donations are one of the best ways to help those affected by disaster.  Below are a collection of non-profit organizations with Harvey and Irma relief funds.  Some organizations may have funds for both disasters, but only one in linked.

Houston/Texas Based Charities:

Greater Houston Community Foundation, Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund

Houston Food Bank

Food Bank of Corpus Christi

Houston SPCA

The Montrose Center LGBTQ Disaster Relief Fund

JJ Watt’s Houston Flood Relief Fund

Florida Based Organizations

Volunteer Florida

Miami Foundation

South Florida Wildlife Center

Southwest Florida Community Foundation

Feeding South Florida

Caribbean Based Organizations

Antigua and Barbuda Red Cross

International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent

New Orleans/Louisiana Based Organizations

The Greater New Orleans Foundation

Second Harvest

National Organizations:

All Hands Volunteer

United Way of Houston

National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster

Salvation Army

International Organizations



Heart to Heart International

Save the Children

Faith Based Organizations:

Catholic Charities

Jewish Federation of Greater Houston

Muslims for Humanity ICNA Relief USA