From the Junior League of Houston: As an organization committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers, the League continues to assess how its volunteers and resources may be used in the days following the remnants of Harvey and how its community agencies may need support.
The Junior League of Houston, Inc. has started a Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund to allow its members and supporters an opportunity to participate in the rebuilding efforts.The needs of the requesting community partners will be assessed and considered once the threat of the storm has passed. Please consider donating now so the initial planning conversations may begin and the monetary gifts can be made as soon as is appropriate. Your donation will directly support the recovery efforts that are so desperately needed.
From Krystal Clark, JLN President: Our thoughts are with those affected by the catastrophic flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey in Texas, Louisiana and parts of the Gulf Coast. As we are an organization of helpers, I know that many of you are seeking ways to serve those in need at this time. I have been in communication with the current President of the Junior League of Houston, Sarah Snyder in order to gather information that will allow our members to help from afar whether that be through online donations or contributing items for supply drives. When Hurricane Katrina occurred, the Junior League of Nashville sent volunteers to help with relief efforts. If this becomes an opportunity, we will keep you posted.
Here are some ways to help:
- The Junior League of Houston has created a Harvey Relief Fund. Please read the words of JLH President and donate at the link provided.
- Donate $10 to The Red Cross by texting HARVEY to 90999.
- The ABC News article linked here also lists ways that support can be offered at this time.
To our members, as well as those of you with families affected by this disaster, please know that we are here to support you. Many of you experienced the flood that took place in Nashville in 2010 and you know the strength, resilience, hope, love, and other resources that it takes to rebuild the lives and the places destroyed by flood waters. Please keep all affected by this disaster in your hearts and minds. We will update you as we know more ways to serve. We know that this is only the beginning of the recovery process.