The tragedy and loss suffered over the past few days in Texas and the Louisiana Gulf Coast has been heartbreaking. But the outpouring of support has been equally inspiring, as communities come together to help. This is not just about rebuilding homes; it’s about rebuilding lives.

Access our collection of crisis and disaster resources.

That’s why we created the Community Health Charities’ Disaster Response Fund to meet the short- and long-term health and mental health needs of those impacted. To contribute, please make a donation here.

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Funds raised will provide emergency medicines and medical services and meet long-term needs related to health, and mental and emotional wellbeing. Long-term recovery and rebuilding takes time and resources, as it is more than supplies and buildings; it is about rebuilding people’s lives.

Read about the health impacts of Hurricane Harvey:

Health Issues Stack Up In Houston As Harvey Evacuees Seek Shelter -NPR

More Disaster Units Bound for Texas as Harvey Keeps Churning -Samaritan’s Purse

American Diabetes Association, JDR, and Insulin for Life Respond to Catastrophic Flooding Due to Hurricane Harvey -Diabetes.org

Covenant House is working hard to serve homeless and displaced youth in Houston. Currently, the shelter is housing over 80 kids, serving 250 meals a day, and preparing to house more children in need – Covenant House

Pet Partners is partnering with an organization in Texas to provide loving trained therapy dogs for emotional support at hurricane relief sites – Pet Partners

American Diabetes Association, JDRF, and Insulin for Life have shipped 3,750 pounds of supplies for people living with diabetes in Texas – American Diabetes Association and JDRF International

ALS Association is actively reaching out to approximately 220 people with ALS and their families in the affected areas – ALS Association