Resources and how to help in Texas
HURRICANE HARVEY RESOURCES AND AID PAGE
Disaster Assistance Help and Resources : This FEMA site provides information on determining whether your area has been declared for Individual Assistance, provides information on finding assistance and has many links to other Federal websites which provide information on obtaining help following Hurricane Harvey as well as other natural disasters.
Texas Department of Insurance: This site provides information concerning residential policies in affected counties, automobile policies in affected counties and provided information concerning the claims process in general.
Information for Injured Employees: This Texas Department of Insurance site provides information which may be beneficial to injured employees following Hurricane Harvey.
Insurance Claim Complaints: This Texas Department of Insurance page provides information concerning consumer complaints against insurance companies. They can also be reached at 1-800-252-3439 from 8 am to 7 pm Monday – Friday and 8 am to 5 pm on Saturday.
Texas Windstorm Insurance Association: This is the site of the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association (“TWIA”). It provides information concerning the insurance claims process, checking the status of your claim filed with TWIA as well as other general information concerning TWIA insurance policies.
Texas Fair Plan Association: This is the site of the Texas Fair Plan Association (“TFPA”). It provides information concerning qualifying for a TFPA insurance policy, finding an agent and filing claims.
Governor’s Texas Hurricane Center: This site has links to numerous state and federal agencies which provide assistance to Texas citizens following Hurricane Harvey.
Rebuild Texas: This is the site of the Governor’s Commission to Rebuild Texas. It provides information concerning rebuilding following Hurricane Harvey, links to various governmental sites providing assistance and news concerning rebuilding efforts following Hurricane Harvey.
HOW TO HELP PEOPLE AFFECTED BY HARVEY
Global Giving: GlobalGiving connects nonprofits, donors, and companiesin nearly every country around the world to assist with Hurricane Harvey Relief.
United Way of Greater Houston: The United Way Relief Fund was created to help meet storm-related needs and recovery in the Houston community. 100% of the donations to the United Way Relief Fund goes to help our neighbors and our community recover from Hurricane Harvey.
Center for Disaster Philanthropy: The Center for Disaster Philanthropy focuses on providing immediate relief to survivors of Hurricane Harvey and other natural disasters, including temporary shelter, food, water, and other basic needs.
GoFundMe: Site for donating and/or raising money for those affected by Hurricane Harvey.
Southern Baptist Disaster Relief: The Southern Baptist Disaster Relief organization which provides relief to those affected by Hurricane Harvey, as well as those affected from other disasters, poverty and human trafficking.
Samaritan’s Purse: The Samaritan’s Purse disaster relief units equip staff and volunteers as they serve residents recovering from Hurricane Harvey and its aftermath.
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