Hurricane Harvey Response Information
Response and Relief Information
Update: Hurricane Harvey Immediate Assistance Program
Registration for the Hurricane Harvey Immediate Assistance Program ended as of 11:59 pm CT on October 10. If you have already applied, please log in at portal.disasterverification.com to reset your password or review your profile.
Please know, that although this program has assisted more than 573,000 households, we realize that significant needs still exist within the community. Over the coming weeks, the Red Cross will be sharing additional details regarding our long-term recovery program.
If you have additional questions, visit our FAQs.
Special Message Regarding Hurricane Harvey Volunteer Opportunities
Thank you for your interest in volunteering for Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. We are thrilled with the outpouring of support we’ve received from volunteers like yourself, and are no longer taking new applications to support Harvey relief.
However, we encourage you to explore other virtual and onsite volunteer opportunities with Red Cross.If interested, apply here.
With your support, we are working around the clock to get help where it is needed most.
In late August, Texas and Louisiana were devastated by the worst flooding disaster in U.S. history. Thanks to the generosity of donors, the American Red Cross responded immediately and is continuing to support thousands to recover. In fact, we provided more money to more people in less time than in any previous disaster since Hurricane Katrina.
Here’s how donations are helping.
Provided immediate financial assistance for more than 573,000 affected households
Served more than 4.5 million meals and snacks with our partners in Texas and Louisiana
Provided over 414,800 overnight stays in shelters with partners
Distributed over 1.6 million relief items like diapers, cleaning supplies, coolers and comfort kits
Provided over 127,000 health and mental health contacts to give support and care to those affected
How You Can Help
Support Disaster Relief Efforts
The Red Cross honors donor intent and all donations earmarked for Disaster Relief will be used to help people affected by disasters, big and small. Americans work hard for their money, and we’re committed to being the very best stewards of our donors’ dollar. The Red Cross keeps our expenses low and an average of 91 cents of every dollar the Red Cross spends is invested in humanitarian services and programs.
Donate Now to Disaster Relief
Pets In Shelters
The American Red Cross welcomes all service animals in our emergency shelters.
Red Cross shelters must accommodate a wide range of people. Along with infants, children and the elderly, we may also have people with pet allergies, asthma, or other health issues, and people with a fear of animals.