While there are many organizations that are reaching out for donations both reputable like The American Red Cross and less reputable (and homophobic) like the Salvation Army there his a way to directly help LGBT victims of the terrible storm named Harvey that dumped more than 24 inches of rain on Houston in a 24-hour period this weekend, with more to come and caused unprecedented, catastrophic flooding across the city that has left thousands homeless.
Houston’s LGBT Community Center has launched a fund to assist victims of Hurricane Harvey.
“The catastrophic and historic impact of Hurricane Harvey will be felt by the LGBTQ community of Houston, Texas for days, months, and potentially years to come,” the Montrose Center wrote. “With more than 35,000 clients in core programs, we are already learning of staff and community members who have lost everything”
The center’s LGBTQ Hurricane Harvey Disaster Relief Fund will be used to help individuals and families rebuild their lives through counseling and case management, in addition to providing direct assistance with food, furniture, housing and more. “The Center’s dedicated case management team will be on call to help homeless youth, seniors, people living with HIV, hate crime survivors, and those devastated by the storm.”
Please consider donating whatever you can to help those in our community that need us within this time of need.