Over the past few weeks, devastation from Hurricanes Harvey and Irma have left thousands homeless, businesses destroyed and livelihoods uncertain along the Texas coast. At this point, no one can predict the full magnitude of the damage the storms will leave in their wake. We continue to closely monitor developments and stand ready to offer appropriate aid as needed. Below you will find opportunities to contribute to those affected by Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma, as well as answers to questions about TCU’s efforts.
The Salvation Army needs your help. We are receiving a constant flow of donations through our warehouse in Arlington, TX and we need help sorting through these donations. The sooner we can get them sorted the sooner we can get them to those that need them. You and a group of friends can come anytime Monday through Saturday from 8:00am-4:00pm. We ask that you and your team donate at least 2 hours of your time. If you would like to help please email Clay Steelman at firstname.lastname@example.org. We can handle a group of 2 or 100.
The City of Fort Worth has opened two emergency shelters in response to a request from the state. Information about the City of Fort Worth’s efforts can be found here.
The Tarrant Area Food Bank (TAFB) is seeking volunteers to help pack and sort food for distribution to local food pantries and shelters supporting Hurricane Harvey evacuees. For more information about the TAFB relief efforts, visit Tarrant Area Food Bank.
The Humane Society of North Texas (HSNT) has received an influx of donations as they prepare to receive pets affected by Hurricane Harvey. They are in need of volunteers to help organize these donations and other opportunities are possible. You can sign up to volunteer with HSNT here.
As with most tragedies, the most immediate need is monetary support. Below you will find links to donate directly to official relief effort agencies.
- For “Designation,” select “Other,” and on the following screen, simply enter “Frog Family Crisis Fund.”
Goodwill Industries of Fort Worth, Inc. partnered with the City of Fort Worth and the Tarrant County Office of Emergency Management to be an official relief donation center. The response from the public was overwhelming and the immediate need for donations of these items has passed. Going forward, those interested in supporting this effort are asked to make a monetary donation to a charity of their choice.
The Tarrant Area Food Bank is collecting food donations. You may drop off items at 2600 Cullen Street, Fort Worth, Texas, Monday – Friday 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Saturdays 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. You can donate items such as granola bars, canned meat, peanut butter, shelf-stable meal kits, soup and shelf-stable milk.
Brite Divinity School is collecting assembled cleanup buckets to be distributed to those affected by Hurricane Harvey. Click here for more information.
TCU student organization, Alpha Phi Omega, is hosting a blood drive on Wednesday, Sept. 13 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at University Christian Church Fellowship Hall (2720 S. University Drive). Individuals who are interested should go to www.redcrossblood.org and search for “phiomega” to make an appointment. Walk-ups are welcome; however, it may require a longer wait.
To find other locations to donate blood, visit RedCrossBlood.org.
If you want to organize a campus donation, supply drive or fundraising event within your group, organization or department, please email email@example.com to post details on this page.
Click here for answers to frequently asked questions. We will add more information and resources in coming days as we have additional information.