Our Community Responds to Hurricane Harvey

by Louise Chernin, President & CEO
| Aug 29, 2017

Dear GSBA Members & Friends,

Frightening images, feelings of powerlessness and a host of emotions are raised when we look at the photos of thousands and thousands of people who have lost everything, including the possibility of losing their lives.

We are not in Texas, but every one of our communities could easily become the next target of a natural disaster. Some of us have the skill and resources to go in person to provide disaster relief; but, for most of us who simply want to reach out and do something, we can send our thoughts and fervent wishes for the rain to stop and the floods to recede and we can go online and make as generous a donation as possible.

Below is a list of some nonprofits that are collecting urgently needed donations. Thank you for taking a moment to reach out to our Texas community and donate what you are able.

In solidarity with our Texas community,
Louise Chernin, GSBA President & CEO

HURRICANE HARVEY RELIEF FUND. Officially established by Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner and the Greater Houston Community Foundation, this fund is committed to delivering flood relief to victims both immediately and in the long term. [Donate Now]

MONTROSE LGBTQ CENTER. Help LGBTQ individuals and families in Houston. The Center is dedicated to increasing their resources and outreach after this disaster. [Donate Now]

THE TRANSADVOCATE. The Transgender Foundation of America created this disaster relief fund because trans, intersex, and genderqueer individuals have historically experienced significant difficulties in natural disaster situations. The fund will be used to help our underserved community recover from this catastrophic event. [Donate Now]

TEXAS PRIDE IMPACT FUNDS. In response to the historic impact of Hurricane Harvey to the LGBTQ community of Houston, a Texas Pride Impact Funds matching grant program has been established. [Donate Now]

HOUSTON FOOD BANK. Help get meals to those in need across the Houston area. They are working tirelessly to serve displaced families but demand continues to surpass supply during this urgent time. [Donate Now]

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