Devastation in Texas: Unfolding Impact

Monday, August 28, 2017

Hurricane Harvey struck southeastern Texas on Saturday, August 26, 2017, and now as Tropical Storm Harvey, continues to devastate the region with epic flooding in Houston and beyond, impacting millions of people. Harvey is the first major hurricane (Category 3 or higher) to make landfall in more than 20 years. Reports of the storm echo those from Hurricane Katrina, with residents stranded on rooftops to escape rapidly rising waters, dramatic rescues, and untold levels of destruction. FEMA estimates that Harvey is the worst disaster Texas has ever experienced and that recovery will take many years.

How to Help

For information on how to help those impacted by the storm – https://www.unitedphilforum.org/news/how-respond-hurricane-harvey

Examples of How SDG Members Have Responded*

Sempra Energy Foundation https://timesofsandiego.com/life/2017/08/28/sdge-parent-sempra-pledges-150000-for-hurricane-harvey-relief/

Qualcomm https://www.qualcomm.com/news/onq/2017/08/29/qualcomm-announces-1-million-donation-hurricane-harvey-relief 

Learn

Find out more about the impact of the storm and how the philanthropic community is responding:

Webinar: Hurricane Harvey Recovery: How Donors Can Help

For more information and to register: http://disasterphilanthropy.org/event/hurricane-harvey-recovery-donors-can-help/

Tuesday, August 29, 2017
12:30 pm PST

***While this event has passed, SDG will upload the resources and information shared during this webinar ASAP***

 

*SDG is compiling a list of our members actions and funding responses to what has occurred in Texas as a way to better respond and serve our members in instances of natural disasters. Please send examples of your approach and other suggestions to [email protected].