[VIDEO] Houston's Disaster Relief Efforts - What We Are Doing, and How You Can Help
How We Are Pitching In
- The Earthquake Bag donates $5 from every order to our Give Back Fund that goes to disaster relief
- We are traveling to Houston September 20-24 to volunteer in the relief efforts
- Watching people around the country come together to support Houston has been inspirational
How You Can Donate
Here are a few organizations that we like undertaking relief efforts looking for donations. Do your own research to find an organization that you trust. The Charity Navigator is a great independent charity auditor.
Houston Food Bank - local food bank that provides 3 nutritious meals for every $1 donated (EQB donation)
GlobalGiving - a global crowdfunding platform with a $2million goal for Harvey, to be used first for immediate needs of food, water and shelter and then transition to long-term recovery efforts (EQB donation)
The Red Cross - one of the best outfitted orgs on the ground, ready to provide real assistance (EQB donation)
The Greater Houston Community Foundation - a Harvey relief fund launched by Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner
United Way of Greater Houston - well-known org is hoping to add to it's disaster relief fund for Harvey.
How You Can Volunteer
Join Us - The Earthquake Bag team, and some of our friends and family, will be in the Houston area from September 20-24 volunteering in-person. If you'll be in the area and want to join us, let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org. We'd love to have you join us.
All Hands Volunteers - a group actively looking for volunteers of any skill level to donate time in Houston
Samaritan's Purse - A Christian organization that is connecting willing volunteers with local church groups and relief efforts.
- Skyler Hallgren