I went to high school in Beaumont, Texas and it’s surreal to me to see that little corner of Southeast Texas all over the national news right now. They don’t even have running water at this point. And so I really can’t post about cute tops or shoes today, but I did find a few fashion-related items that are donating all or at least a portion of their proceeds to Hurricane Harvey relief.
Also, I partnered with Milk and Honey Tees and my friend, August, who designed this shirt.
We are donating 100% of the net proceeds to Hurricane Harvey relief funds and when I posted it on Instagram, y’all sold us out of the first run in less than two hours but we’ve already raised a little over $4,000 which could make me cry. (We are splitting the proceeds between Convoy of Hope, Bayou City Fellowship, The Texas Diaper Bank, and the Houston Independent School District) Of course it hasn’t taken much to make me cry this week so there’s that. Anyway, we are going to put these back up for another limited run sometime next week but had to catch our breath to make sure we get them out in a timely manner.
In the meantime, here are some other things:
1. Paris Texas Co Come Hell or High Water t-shirt
These are $29 and 100% of profits go to Hurricane Harvey relief funds.
2. Magnolia Market Texas Forever t-shirt
These are $26 and 100% of the proceeds until September 30 will be donated to Hurricane Harvey relief funds
3. Junk Gypsy We Are Texas T-shirt
This is $25 and 100% of proceeds go to Hurricane Harvey relief funds.
4. Turquoise Door Boutique Texas Strong t-shirt
These are $25 and 100% of the proceeds go to Hurricane Harvey relief funds. And it comes in other colors. I just happen to like maroon. Sales for this are pre-orders and end on Saturday.
This comes in several color options and a tank top. It’s $21 and 100% of profits go to Hurricane Harvey relief.
6. Texans together hat
These are $40 with 50% of the proceeds going to Hurricane Harvey relief funds. Email Emily at [email protected] to order.
Other ways to donate money to help:
1. You can request help, offer help, or donate to the Bayou City Fellowship Hurricane Harvey Outreach. This is my friend Amanda’s church and I know without a doubt that they will be good stewards of any money given and make sure that 100% goes straight to help victims.
2. AirBnB is coordinating free housing for those who need a place to stay. You can find a place to stay or offer a place here.
3. JJ Watt of the Houston Texans has started a Houston Flood Relief Fund. You can donate here.
4. You can donate through Samaritan’s Purse here.
5. The South Texas Blood & Tissue center needs blood donations, especially O negative and O positive blood. If you’re in San Antonio or the New Braunfels area, go to their website or call 210-731-5590 to schedule an appointment to donate blood.
6. The Texas Diaper Bank could use monetary donations and also actual diapers, for both babies and adults to help out families displaced by the hurricane. You can donate here.
7. Donate to a local food bank: San Antonio Food Bank
Corpus Christi Food Bank
Houston Food Bank
Southeast Texas Food Bank
8. Convoy of Hope is taking donations here.
9. Disaster Assistance to apply for assistance online if you are in immediate need and are in one of the disaster areas.
10. #BTHO Harvey Aggie Hurricane Harvey Relief
If you happen to know of any other reliable charities or ways to help, please feel free to leave them in the comments. I’d encourage everyone to check the legitimacy of various organizations through Charity Navigator.
Another cute top with 100% proceeds going to help Texas….
This was a good idea! We recently visited Texas (from Idaho), we dropped our daughter off in Austin for Patriot Academy and went to a few places. We drove through Houston (during rush hour) on our way to Galveston and back. Texas has the NICEST drivers! (Never once saw road rage!) We so fell in love with Texas and our hearts break with all the hardship!
Keeping Texas in our prayers!
My local food bank here in Rochester, NY just sent 3 semi trailers full of food to Texas – help is on its way. If your local food bank is part of the Feeding America network you can donate to them and know that help will get to Texas. Our Fleet Feet running stores just sent cases of sneakers and socks as well. Upstate New York is with you!
Melanie, a former student who lives in Buda, Lauren Flake, has teeshirts she designed for raising money for Hays Co flood relief and is reprinting for Houston. 100% of proceeds go to relief, none to Lauren. She’s written two books for children about losing a grandparent and has been on Jen H’s launch team. You can look her up at For The Love of Dixie. I hope you do. Her shirts alone raised over $100,000 for Hayes Co. Thanks for all you do! Sarah Nash, big fan
Here are some other shirts!
And a hat!!
I have not stopped crying since Friday. So much devastation! My heart is with the people in South Texas <3!!
I live in Houston (Bellaire) and by the grace of God have only the smallest amount of flooding in our home. But, I can tell you that this storm has decimated Houston. There is so much need in this city. Not to mention Port A, Beaumont, and all along the Gulf Coast. Thank you for spreading the news on ways to help. We have been helping where we can; we feel so blessed that we CAN help. The two organizations we have been encouraging donations are the Houston Food Bank and JJWatt’s Hurricane Relief effort. Thank you for shining a light on ways to help. I’m off to buy several shirts now!
As a Texas girl (Port Neches) now living in Louisiana, I can tell you I’ve never cried so much or felt so helpless these last few days. I have high school girlfriends in Cypress, Sugar Land, and Beaumont who are displaced from their homes. I saw pictures of the home of our mutual friend, Kasey J., and the water was up to the roof line. The roof line! The devastation from this will be long-lasting but you know what else will? The stories of people coming together to show just how strong Texas people are. I think Mary Laswell said it best when she wrote in her book ‘I’ll Take Texas’, “I am forced to conclude that God made Texas on His day off, for pure entertainment, just to prove that all that diversity could be crammed into one section of earth by a really top hand.” Amen, Miss Mary. Amen.
Two other places to give:
Texas Baptist Men ( they have laundry trucks shower tracks mobile feeding trucks and help people clear out damage to homes. They are the fourth largest disaster relief organization in the country) http://www.texasbaptistmen.org/
Kingsland Baptist Church Disaster Relief
We are helping coordinate churches and relief effort all across Katy Texas. The Texas Baptist Men are actually set up in our parking lot.
This is my condo association that is raising funds for Port Aransas and the surrounding areas
Operation Gratitude sends military care packages overseas, and right now they are making care packages for victims of Harvey. You can read all of their financial reports on their website, and you can sign up there to donate or volunteer.??????
Thank you for Perry and his friend going to the hurricane area, you guys are the best.
I live in Beaumont, but am staying on the island known as Lumberton. All roads leading out of Lumberton are under water.
My surgery went well two weeks ago.
Feeling frustrated because I cannot work or help anyone.
Check out Operation BBQ Relief
They are feeding first responders and displaced residents. They are expecting to provide 20-30K (yes, that many) meals daily. They have set up shop downtown Houston. They arrived a few days ago.
God bless Texas & BTHO Harvey.
For anyone in San Antonio, the Texas Diaper Bank also needs volunteers to help sort and box diapers. http://www.texasdiaperbank.com
Also, my cousin and her husband run TexasHumor.com out of Austin. They have partnered with another group and made a great t-shirt (“Texas Tough and Still Kickin'”) where all proceeds go to Harvey relief efforts. https://txhumor.com/products/texas-tough-harvey-relief-tee
Just saw this recent post from a blogger (Susie Harris Blog) in Louisiana who’s home was flooded in storms last year. She talks about ways to help those who are going through the same thing from the perspective of someone who’s been through it: http://www.susieharrisblog.com/2017/08/how-can-i-help.html
Hi Melanie! James Avery is another awesome way to help! Here is the link! https://www.facebook.com/JamesAvery/posts/10155709940809851
Thank you for your efforts to help our great state recover!
I made a contribution to the Bayou City Fellowship. Please check out The Singing Contractors from the Indianapolis area. They have a song for Texas in this time of need. God Bless.
Your friends at Junk Gypsy have also designed a cute shirt with proceeds going to the relief effort.
Another cute shirt to help a good cause is one my friend (who sat on her table waiting for a rescue boat for hours on Sunday) designed. It benefits Easter Seals of Houston and the Soitheast Texas Food Bank. It also comes in kids’ sizes!