Texas in Need – How YOU can Help

It’s the fourth Monday of the month in August – it’s my turn up at bat. I don’t have a  funny Vonnieland perspective to share with you – but I do have a way to combat that helplessness we were crippled by.

Sandy and I have been glued to the internet and television, checking on family and friends during the devastation that Hurricane Harvey slammed into coastal Texas.

The flooding is catastrophic – and thousands of people are in need. We haven’t been able to see anything yet in the area where the hurricane actually hit. It’s ongoing and devastating to the entire southern coast of Texas.

I realized this morning I could use my “turn” and get the best links of places to donate – from some good friends and fellow authors who are IN Houston.

M.J. Williamz and Laydin Michaels have graciously answered my call and provided their list of how we can help.

“So, Laydin and I are fine in Houston. We’re some of the lucky ones. Others are losing everything. Would you like to help? Here is a list of some of the donation sites we recommend:”

The Montrose Center:

LGBTQ Hurricane Harvey Disaster Relief Fund

JJ Watt – football player extraordinaire and all around good guy is collecting donations:


Food banks are always a good place to donate. The following all accept online donations: The Houston Food Bank, Galveston County Food Bank, and Corpus Christi Food Bank

Coastal Bend Disaster Recovery Group-The Coastal Bend Disaster Recovery Group (CDRG) is a state recognized long-term recovery non-profit group created to address the unmet needs of Coastal Bend area residents affected by disaster. In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, areas of the Coastal Bend will no doubt be devastated and long-term recover needs of the under-served population will emerge


Texas Diaper Bank-A good choice for those who want to focus their donations on children, whose needs are often overlooked when it comes to disaster relief. The organization has received praise for supporting the basic needs of babies, children with disabilities, and even vulnerable senior citizens.

Texas Diaper Bank

Coalition for the Homeless:

Coalition for the Homeless

Portlight is an organization that focuses on helping out people with disabilities, which is also a particularly vulnerable group that needs additional assistance during disasters:


Global Giving- A charity crowdfunding site trying to raise $2 Million dollars for disaster relief and vows that all donations will “exclusively support local relief and recovery efforts from this storm.”


All Hands Volunteers


Austin Pets Alive – assisting with pet evacuations.

Austin Pets Alive


“The rain continues to fall and Laydin and I are fortunate enough to sit up high and watch it. We have power and water still. Please consider helping those less fortunate. Thank you for your interest and keep the thoughts and prayers coming!”

ME: Thank you so much for sharing this information with us… Of course ya’ll are in our prayers and hearts.





  1. […] It’s going to take a long time to recover from this. Laydin went to her school this morning (which stayed dry) with the rest of her team to get things ready to start school next week. The poor kids need some semblance of normalcy. We all do. But when will it come? People have been making donations, and for that we are eternally grateful. If you’re considering making a donation, please check out the blog Laydin and I wrote listing sites we suggest donations be made to:https://womenwords.org/2017/08/28/texas-in-need-how-you-can-help/ […]


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