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Winter Storm 2021: How to Help Texans Recover

Texas Winter Storm 2021: How You Can Help - Ways that you can donate or volunteer to support Texas recovery

Last updated March 12, 2021

The massive winter storm that swept through Texas this February brought statewide devastation in the form of lethally cold temperatures and widespread power outages and water shortages. While the freezing weather and icy conditions have eased, the journey to recovery has only begun for the millions of affected Texans who have lost basic resources—shelter, food, water, heat—and endured costly damages. If you are seeking opportunities to help vulnerable Texans recover, we’ve rounded up a few ways that you help. Check back for new opportunities updated daily!

If you have additional ways for people to give or volunteer to support Texas recovery, please complete this form to submit your resource. If you or someone you knows requires immediate relief assistance, please dial 211 or visit 211texas.org.

Where to Give

Texas Emergency Management Council Nonprofit Members

Established by the Governor of Texas to advise and assist in all matters relating to disaster preparedness, response, and recovery, the Texas Emergency Management Council coordinates the use of state resources to respond to during major emergencies and disasters and addresses requests for assistance that cannot be resolved at the local level.

  • American Red Cross 
    Donations enable the Red Cross to prepare for, respond to and help people recover from this disaster. This includes providing food, shelter, relief supplies, emotional support and other assistance.
  • Salvation Army of Texas
    Monetary donations are the best way to support the ongoing work of The Salvation Army and provide the flexibility to quickly and efficiently meet immediate community needs. Donations will be used to provide food boxes, hot meals, blankets, shelter, emergency financial assistance and more to those impacted by the cold weather.
  • Texas Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster
    Texas VOAD is a membership-based nonprofit association that brings together more than 50 voluntary organizations that respond to disasters as a part of their overall mission. Texas VOAD member organizations are actively supporting, and will continue to provide support to, disaster-impacted communities throughout the State of Texas. Check out the full list of Texas VOAD members accepting financial donations on their website here.
Local Relief Funds & Nonprofits

Local Long Term Recovery Groups

A Long Term Recovery Group (LTRG), also known as recovery committees or organizations, are groups that organize the money, people power, and materials that help a community recover from a disaster. It is a collaborative network of individuals, businesses, faith-based & community nonprofit organizations, philanthropic funders, and other recovery partners. LTRGs work in close collaboration with local government. Find a local LTRG to support here.

Where to Volunteer

Texas Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster 

Texas VOAD is a membership-based nonprofit association that brings together more than 50 voluntary organizations that respond to disasters as a part of their overall mission. As Texas continues to engage in cleanup and recovery activities from the February 2021 Winter Weather Event, volunteer interest and support will be a critical resource needed for the weeks and months ahead. Find Texas VOAD member organizations seeking volunteers on their website here.

Volunteer Centers

.Check your local volunteer center for open opportunities to get engaged in your community

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