How You Can Help Tornado Victims in Texas, Louisiana

HOUSTON – Recovery efforts are underway for Texas residents in the path of destructive tornadoes that ripped through parts of the state on Monday, killing a woman in North Texas, injuring several others and causing widespread damage.

After blazing a destructive path through Texas, the storm system moved east and spawned tornadoes in Louisiana, flipping cars, ripping roofs off and killing at least one person.

We are gathering a list of organizations providing relief to residents of Texas and Louisiana affected by the tornado outbreak. If your organization provides assistance to tornado victims and you would like it included here, please email your organization’s information to [email protected]

Before donating, do your research.

Before donating, you should do some research to make sure the organization is reputable, especially if you are unfamiliar with the organization. Sites like Charity Navigator, Guidestar and charity watch rate nonprofits based on their transparency and effectiveness.

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If you suspect an organization or individual has committed fraud, you can report it to Financial Litigation and Charitable Trusts Division the Texas Attorney General’s office or the National Center for Disaster Fraud, which is part of the Department of Justice.

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Here are some ways to help relief efforts in Texas and Louisiana.

  • Austin Disaster Relief Network: The nonprofit organization is accepting donations for victims of the tornado in central Texas. The funds will meet the emergency needs of disaster survivors, including temporary housing, emergency supplies, food and other essentials. The relief fund will also go towards rebuilding and restoring homes. To donate, visit donate.adrn.org.
  • Bastrop County Long Term Recovery Team: At the request of the Bastrop County Emergency Management Office, the Bastrop County Long-Term Recovery Team is collecting monetary donations to provide support services to Bastrop County residents affected by the tornadoes. To donate, visit bcltrt.org.
  • The Salvation Army: The organization is soliciting donations to help victims of tornadoes in Texas and Louisiana.
  • United Way of Grayson County: The local United Way chapter in Grayson County, Texas, located about 60 miles north of Dallas, is seeking monetary donations to fund its relief efforts. To donate, visit unitedwaygrayson.org/donate or text “gctv” to 313131. The organization is also collecting supplies including water, Gatorade, trash bags, gloves, diapers, formula, baby food, socks, tarps , batteries, blankets and flashlights.
  • United Way of Southeast Louisiana: The organization is asking for monetary donations to provide support services to families in Louisiana affected by the tornadoes. It also collects supplies, including diapers, formula, bottles, wipes, soap, shampoo, conditioner, deodorant, razors, feminine hygiene products and kits. prefabricated hygiene.

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