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Houston's community organizations are here to help

Houston Food Bank, Greater Houston COVID-19 Recovery Fund, Houston SPCA and Harris County Animal Shelter

HOUSTON — The Houston Food Bank, which is the largest in the nation, is still operating and providing for families in need.  While fewer donations are coming from around the country, and the volunteer staff is smaller due to social distancing regulations, they're still distributing at 150% their normal rate.  To become a volunteer or make a donation that will go 3x as far during this pandemic, log on to Houstonfoodbank.org 

The United Way and Greater Houston Community Foundation have teamed up to create the GREATER HOUSTON COVID-19 RECOVERY FUND.  Formed to respond to sudden severe financial hardships by vulnerable families, donations are used for urgent basic needs like food, shelter and healthcare.  To donate and help those in the community who need it most, log on to GreaterHoustonRecovery.org - You can also always call the 211 Texas/United Way HELPLINE, which operates 24/7.  The United Way is there at the other end of 211 to help when you don't know where else to turn.  For more information, log on to Unitedwayhouston.org/ 

The Houston SPCA is currently closed for adoptions and are focusing their resources on emergency services like animal cruelty investigations and 24-hour rescue ambulance.  If you know of an animal that needs to be rescued, call (713) 880-HELP.  To donate to Houston SPCA, log on to Houstonspca.org.

Harris County Animal Shelter is available for adopting / fostering animals by appointment only...contact them at (281) 999-3191 or visit them at Countypets.com.

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