You can read about what 45's Administration is doing in Response here:
We try to avoid the blanket "donate" suggestion for a variety of reasons. In this case, donating whatever you can (time, money, food, other resources) is the most direct solution. ProPublica has some useful reminders when donating to any disaster relief efforts:
- Research before you give.
- If you do give, you can demand meaningful transparency.
- Local groups or those that have deep local ties can be the best option
- There are options beyond traditional charities.
- Think beyond the next disaster
All Hands: This nonprofit recommended to Vox by disasterologist Samantha Montano has staff on the ground in Texas, and is in contact with emergency management officials about assisting in the response and recovery. (4/4 stars from Charity Navigator.)
Foundation Beyond Belief: The humanist group, also recommended by Montano, is evaluating how best to use the funds it collects.
Greater Houston Community Fund: A broad-based relief fund established by Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner.
Local food banks:
- The Houston Press has compiled a list of food banks in the affected area, including Houston Food Bank, Galveston County Food Bank, Corpus Christi Food Bank, Southeast Texas Food Bank, and more.
- Houston Humane Society
- Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Texas
- San Antonio Humane Society
Americares: The nonprofit focused on medicine and health is seeking to provide emergency medical supplies and other basic resources to first responders and others in Texas. (4/4 stars from Charity Navigator.)
Portlight: A disaster response group dedicated specifically to people with disabilities. It is seeking to help affected people with evacuation and finding shelter, any medical equipment needs they might have, and more.
SBP: The New Orleans-based organization is planning to send Americorps volunteers, assist local leaders and nonprofits, and eventually help rebuild damaged or destroyed homes. (4/4 stars from Charity Navigator.)