After a natural disaster, many members of the community do their part to volunteer at local organizations to help victims. However, these organizations will continue to need support and volunteers well after the disaster disappears. This is the case during the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. If you haven’t volunteered with an organization that is dedicated to helping storm victims, it’s never too late! We’ve gathered a list of Houston-area nonprofits that will need committed volunteers for weeks to come.
Want to do your part? Consider volunteering for one of these nonprofits:
Pets need your help, too! When volunteering at shelters, you will help dogs and cats displaced by the storm to find new owners and be great candidates for adoption. Here are a few shelters that are seeking volunteers.
● Houston SPCA
● Houston Humane Society
● BARC Houston
Houston Food Bank
The Houston Food Bank is a great place for groups of volunteers, whether you’re going with family or a team of coworkers. At the food bank, you will help sort goods, prepare meals, and distribute food. After hurricanes, the food bank experiences a significant increase in need from the community.
Several Houston-area shelters will be in operation for weeks after the storm. Consider volunteering to help at a local shelter, such as the BakerRipley shelter at NRG Center.
Are you looking for somewhere to volunteer that focuses on a cause close to your heart? Check out VolunteerHouston.com. The service connects Houstonians to local organizations who need volunteers.
American Red Cross
Did you know that one in every 200 Americans is an American Red Cross volunteer at some point in their lifetime? The Houston branch of the organization always has openings for their general volunteer division.
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