Hurricane Harvey Grassroots Direct Relief Fund

For: People in Houston & Gulf Coast Affected by Hurricane Harvey
Austin, TX
Organizer: Skot Oh
Hurricane Harvey Grassroots Direct Relief Fund (People in Houston & Gulf Coast Affected by Hurricane Harvey)
of $20,000 goal
63% Complete
Raised by 176 donors
This fundraiser is closed. Thank you for your support!

The Story

Help support a group of people from Austin , Texas taking relief supplies to the Houston area affected by Hurricane Harvey.  
This is a grassroots effort and is not connected with any NGO's or the Red Cross.  
We will be  delivering supplies of food, cleaning supplies,  water, etc.  And possibly helping people clean out their homes.  
Any money donated will go towards buying supplies for people affected by the flood.  Any funds left over will potentially be donated to grassroots groups in the Houston area, and NOT the Red Cross.  

Currently we are associated with West Street Recovery in Houston's 5th Ward. 

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on November 19, 2017

Posted on November 19, 2017

Hello all, 

Thank you so much for donating to our Hurricane Harvey relief fundraiser !  

We're going to closing the fundraiser now.  If anyone would like to donate more to future efforts (Yes! - There is still much work in the Houston area needed to recover)  then we encourage you to donate to West Street Recovery, the Houston group that we've been working with throughout the campaign.  

Here's a link to their website :   WSR is still working hard, and now, after gutting people's homes of mold, insulation and sheet rock, are going back in and putting in insulation and sheetrock.  Money is needed for materials, so please help this amazing grassroots group out that came together organically in solidarity to help people in low-income and immigrant communities in Houston to stay in their homes.  

Since our last update we have made a few more donations - including giving $300 to Mama Rosie's Kitchen that was serving hot meals,  and $1,500 to West St. Recovery.

We also donated $1,000 to allies in Oaxaca, MX  that are working with people on the ground there hit by a severe earthquake around the same time Harvey hit Houston.  We encourage you to keep donating to their campaign also.  Here's a link to their page :

Some of the donations have already helped build 65  traditional totopo ovens to re-stimulate the local economy through real solidarity.

Thanks, skot oh 

Posted on September 14, 2017

Posted on September 14, 2017

Hello friends.

Thanks for donating to this campaign!! Your donations have gone a long way and in the last two weeks we've raised almost $14,000 online and in cash for relief efforts in the Houston area.  

In the last two weeks we've donated food and supplies to: 

- Lindler-Booker Family Life Center

- West Street Recovery

-Black Lives Matter Houston

- Magic Palace Reception Hall relief supplies

- Bayou Action Street Health

- 2 Mobile kitchens

- several hundred families in East Houston and in Conroe, TX. 

***We have only spent half of the money donated so far and with it have bought and distributed***:

- cleaning and construction tools/supplies for more than 100 families

- food for hundreds of families

- bike locks for bicycles donated to Harvey victims

- tents for several dozen families who have been misplaced and forced to sleep outside

- school supplies for children in low income neighborhoods so that they will be prepared to return to school 

We will continue to donate supplies and money to groups in the Houston area in the near future, so please feel free to keep donating on this page.  

thanks, skot oh 

Posted on September 2, 2017

Posted on September 2, 2017

Thanks for all the incredible support in the last week! Weare now associated with West Street Recovery in Houston's 5th Ward.  In the last four days we have fed thousands of people and directly delivered food and supplies to hundreds of families, both in the 5thh Ward and in parts of East Houston. 

Our focus changes daily based on immediate and future needs of people affected by Hurricane Harvey and we beginning to move towards helping people clean their homes before they are destroyed by mold. We will continue to keep you updated. 

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