MALIBU—The city of Malibu is providing information to residents of Malibu who are interested in helping those impacts in regions of Texas by Hurricane Harvey.
According to a news release from the city of Malibu website, after receiving a large number of inquiries from citizens and companies who want to help, the city of Houston and Harris County established the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund, which is accepting tax-deductible flood relief donations for victims that have been impacted by the recent floods.
The new fund will be housed at the Greater Houston Community Foundation, a 501(c)(3) public charity. For additional information or to make an online contribution, go to GHCF.org/Hurricane-Relief.
Residents can choose to make donations to recognized charities or area faith-based organizations that are currently engaged in the response and recovery, including:
-American Red Cross (RedCross.org)
-Salvation Army (SalvationArmyHouston.org)
-United Way (UnitedWayHouston.org)
-National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (NVOAD.org)
Donations of specific food, clothing, or other household items are discouraged as they can cause a burden on responding agencies, as all donated goods must be collected, sorted, and cleaned before the agency can distribute the items.