Hurricane Harvey Relief Resources

When such a large-scale disaster like this happens, it’s easy to feel helpless, especially when you’re miles away. But no matter where you are in the country, there’s a way for all of us to come together and help.


In times of crisis, any action, big or small, is making a difference.


If you’re not sure where to start, I’ve gathered some resources from my community that have been helpful to me and I hope will help you begin to navigate how to take action.


In Solidarity,




If you’re not in Texas, donate:


Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner established the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund through the Greater Houston Community Foundation which accepts tax deductible donations for flood relief victims.


Driscoll Children’s Hospital is directly in the path of Hurricane Harvey. Thankfully, many patients have been transported out to other hospitals, but they are anticipating damage to the facility. Make an online donation at to help with repairs.


Support the homeless community in Houston by making a donation to the Coalition for the Homeless of Houston/Harris County.


Make a donation to Houston Helping Hands. You can donate money to the organization, or food, clothing, and furniture for families in need.


If you’re local:


Airbnb is offering free housing to evacuees who check in between August 23 and September 1. Give (1-855-424-7262) a call to set up your home as a listing.


Drop off non-perishable food, bleach, and paper towels to Feeding Texas, which is coordinating with local food banks on distributing food and cleaning supplies.

Head over to or call 210-731-5590 to schedule an appointment to donate blood.

Visit to donate cash or diapers and designate your donation for Disaster Relief.


What other resources am I missing? Comment with additional resources you’ve come across to keep the conversation going!


#SelfCare17: Toss Out The Doubt

When practicing self-care, getting rid of negative self-talk is one of the first steps. Don’t insult yourself. It’s counter productive. In this way, self-care and the fight for justice align greatly. When speaking truth to power, it doesn’t help if you listen to the cynical inner voice telling you there’s no hope. Don’t allow nagging self-doubt to zap you of your power or agency.  Quiet the negative talk so you can focus on positive change.


#SelfCare17: Write a Letter to Yourself

Social media is a fantastic tool for the modern age, but studies have shown too much can lead to unhealthy thoughts and attitudes about our lives. So this week instead of posting another killer selfie or hilarious meme, take a moment just for you. Write yourself a letter. With a little introspection, you can write what a younger version of you needed to hear.  Or you can treat your future self to a nice moment by sending yourself a silly message to discover later. Either way you’ll be sure to benefit from your own words.


#Charlottesville: Resources For Taking Action


As a storyteller, I have always loved finding the right words to describe a moment. But last weekend’s events in Charlottesville, Virginia, left me speechless.


This was an ugly act of hate, a moment both heartbreaking and enraging, and a painful reminder of the current reality in our country.


And there is no longer space for neutrality or silence.


That’s why I have compiled a list of resources below from social media and my community that I hope will help spark conversation, serve as a guide for taking action, and encourage you to continue to seek out resources beyond this list.


In solidarity,




When we know better, we do better. Take a minute to educate yourself on this weekend’s events:


A breakdown of everything that has happened in Charlottesville in the last 3 days, via Buzzfeed


Some Background on Those Violent White Supremacist ‘Unite the Right’ Actions in Charlottesville, via Colorlines


Male Terrorists Are an Issue We Should Discuss, via Teen Vogue


What’s next? Here are some immediate next steps for taking action and showing solidarity:


Find a protest TODAY in your area


Support black students returning to UVA next week


Donate to the Charlottesville Black Lives Matter chapter


Tips to fight racism every day, via Refinery29


Find an event in your area and stand in solidarity with Charlottesville, via Indivisible


Tell news media to stop doing PR for white nationalists in Charlottesville, via Color of Change


Remember Charlottesville victim, Heather Heyer, with words from her mother, via HuffPo


Here is some food for thought on allyship. We cannot stay silent any longer:


The Scientific Case that America is Becoming More Prejudiced, via Vox


After Charlottesville, White People Cannot Avoid Conversations About White Supremacy, via Mic


White Women, Stop Pretending We Don’t Benefit From White Supremacy, via Allure


Did I miss any important resources? Please reach out to me on social media so I can continue to learn and share tools with my community.


#SelfCare17: Do What You Said You Would Do

It’s not just your golf swing that requires follow through. There’s no greater feeling (okay I may be overstating it, but it’s certainly a REALLY GOOD feeling) than to check something off a to do list. It can be big or small, but marking down our achievements is key to continuing self-care. So make sure you not only follow through on a task, but check it off your list, and celebrate your accomplishment.