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Hurricane Beryl Recovery Fund

Helping our neighbors in times of need.

On Monday, July 8, Hurricane Beryl made landfall between Matagorda and Galveston as a Category 1 Hurricane, impacting the City of Houston and Harris, Fort Bend, Montgomery, and Waller counties with damaging, sustained high wind and heavy rainfall. In its wake, Beryl left nearly 3 million residents in the Houston region without power. 

On Tuesday, July 9, President Joe Biden approved a Major Disaster Declaration which positions FEMA to make funding available to local governments to aid in debris removal and emergency work, including direct federal assistance once authorized. All four counties in the Disaster Alliance’s service area are included in the declaration.

The Greater Houston Disaster Alliance (Disaster Alliance), has established the Hurricane Beryl Recovery Fund (Fund). This Fund will support individuals and families affected by the severe weather, winds, and aftermath of Hurricane Beryl. The Fund will complement regional efforts by providing grants to local nonprofits to provide emergency financial assistance, home repair, and resource navigation services.

How to Give

All donations are tax-deductible and will be used to support local nonprofit organizations providing emergency financial assistance, home repair, and resource navigation services. For more information on donation via ACH, bank, wire transfer, or by mail, see ‘Other Ways to Give’ below. Please be sure to reference Hurricane Beryl Recovery Fund.

  • Credit card donations can be made through the Donate button below. When you donate to the Hurricane Beryl Recovery Fund using your credit card, please note that the fund will incur a 2.5% third-party credit card processing fee which will reduce the amount remaining for disaster relief.
  • Greater Houston Community Foundation fundholders can contribute to these efforts through their donor advised fund by choosing  ‘Hurricane Beryl Recovery Fund’ under the Designation section.

Contact: Angel Harris, United Way of Greater Houston | Kevin Pickett, Greater Houston Community Foundation

Helping Vulnerable Populations

The Hurricane Beryl Recovery Fund will serve uninsured and underinsured low-to-moderate income families (ALICE population) affected across the City of Houston and Harris, Fort Bend, Montgomery, and Waller counties, focusing on disproportionately impacted zip codes and vulnerable populations. As more data becomes available, we will continue to refine our funding strategy.

Help Seekers

Report Damage & Needs

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By filling out the two-step Connective Survey, you’ll provide crucial information that will help us understand the full extent of the damage and share your needs with local nonprofits and government agencies.

Your participation will allow us to advocate for more resources for our community and strengthen recovery efforts. This isn’t an application for assistance, but you can opt-in to receive text messages about available new resources and assistance as they become available.

Click here to register your needs.

Nonprofit Partners

As power and operations are restored, we welcome your insights into on-the-ground needs in Fort Bend, Harris, Montgomery, and Waller Counties by emailing Sara Martinez or Brooke Campbell.

Please continue to check back as we ramp up our grantmaking efforts. 

MORE RESOURCES
Visit the For Nonprofits page.

Frequently Asked Questions

In partnership with City and County leaders, and the Disaster Alliance’s Disaster Recovery Council, the decision to launch the Hurricane Beryl Recovery Fund was based on the significant number of households affected by severe weather and the hardships created on those families who were already struggling before disaster struck.

The Hurricane Beryl Recovery Fund will serve uninsured or underinsured low-to-moderate income families (ALICE population) in the affected counties of Harris, Fort Bend, Montgomery, and Waller, focusing on disproportionately impacted zip codes and vulnerable populations. As more data becomes available, we will continue to refine our funding strategy.

We encourage you to call the 211 Texas/United Way HELPLINE to find out about available resources. 211 connects our neighbors with help 24/7/365 and is our community’s go-to resource in times of disaster. 211 can connect you with food, childcare, transportation, and other social services, critical information, and community resources.

Please understand that in times of disaster, there can be long wait times due to periods of heavy call volume. Assistance through 211 can also be accessed through the following methods:

We encourage you to call the 211 Texas/United Way HELPLINE to be connected to available resources in your community.

To inquire about registering in the Disaster Alliance nonprofit network, contact:

Sara Martinez, smartinez@ghcf.org, or Brooke Campbell, bcampbell@unitedwayhouston.org.

Media Inquiries & Press Releases

With media inquiries regarding the Greater Houston Disaster Alliance, contact:

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