Helping Hands to Houston
- September 1, 2017
- Posted by: Victoria Freyre
- Category: Field Notes
Listen up, Ambassadors!
But, as always, we must be diligent in making sure we are getting relief to the right organizations. Charity Navigator is a great starting point to pop in the name of an organization and take a glance through their credentials, such as transparency, a four star rating system, and specific types of programs each organization has in place. They have a special section dedicated to relief efforts for post Hurricane Harvey, so that we can get supplies and/or financial assistance to the right places.
- NPR – their list is broken down into the following categories: General Relief, Blood Donations, Shelters, Food, Relief for those with Disabilities, Kids, and Animals.
- New York Times – the times gives you local, national, and online options for giving to the victims of Harvey. They also have a section about how to avoid possible scams (because, unfortunately, we need to be aware of those who would take advantage of a situation like this).
- Charity Navigator – not only do they provide a list of organizations (with ratings), they also have an email address listed for any charities that would like to be included in their Hurricane Harvey relief list.
- Houston Public Media – they are a service of the University of Houston, and they have an ongoing list of charities, as well as more links to organization watchdogs (like Charity Navigator) to help you decide where to donate.
If any Ambassadors out there have any other additions to this list, reach out via any of our social media outlets (Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram) and we will add them! And as a closing note, ABC13 out of Houston has a line up of good news stories, featuring Houstonians coming together to help each other. Remember the words of Mr. Rogers: