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Texas relief efforts and groups that need our help 

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COURTESY NATIONAL GUARD

Dozens of Houston- and Texas-based groups have worked locally long before Hurricane Harvey and floodwaters impacted vulnerable communities. Here's what's needed and how you can can help. All groups accept monetary donations.

Austin Diaper Bank and Texas Diaper Bank
www.austindiapers.org; www.texasdiaperbank.org
Diapers, baby wipes and incontinence products are an immediate need for families in the wake of the disaster. The Texas Diaper Bank already assists more than 15,000 people a year; Austin's Diaper Bank has collected and distributed more than 600,000 diapers following Harvey. Check the group's Amazon Wish List on its website for other needs.

Feeding Texas and Houston Food Bank
www.feedingtexas.org; www.houstonfoodbank.org
Every $1 donated to food banks typically can provide up to three meals. The groups seek donations for putting together food boxes, shelter meals and cleaning supplies.

GoFundMe
www.gofundme.com/hurricaneharvey
The crowdfunding website has compiled a list of local Harvey-related fundraising efforts.

Houston Humane Society and SPCA of Texas
www.houstonhumane.org; www.spca.org/hurricane-harvey
The groups are helping rescue and care for pets and animals impacted by flooding.

Homeless Period Project Houston
www.facebook.com/hpphoustontx
The Houston chapter has teamed with Texas groups Aqui Estamos RGV and Neta to gather feminine hygiene products and other items for Harvey victims. Check the group's Amazon Wish List for current needs.

Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund
www.ghcf.org/hurricane-relief
Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner and County Judge Ed Emmett established the fund through the Greater Houston Community Foundation. Donations also can be made by texting "HARVEY2017" to 91999.

Jazz Foundation of America
www.jazzfoundation.org/texasfloods
The organization helped return musicians to Louisiana following Hurricane Katrina through housing assistance efforts and instrument donations. Now it's collecting donations to do the same for Texas musicians affected by Harvey.

Parker Lee Project
www.theparkerleeproject.org
The Texas-based organization for children with disabilities has teamed with several medical assistance groups to assist children and families of kids with special medical needs.

Montrose Center
(713) 529-0037; www.montrosecenter.org
Houston's LGBT center offers case management services, housing assistance, health counseling and other services and has a long list of needs following Harvey (check its website).

State of Texas Agriculture Relief Fund
www.texasagriculture.gov
Texas officials established a fund to assist farmers and ranchers impacted by flooding.

Teachers of Tomorrow
www.teachersoftomorrow.org
"Adopt" a teacher and classroom by filling out a donation form to help Texas students, families and teachers get school supplies and other classroom needs.

Texas Workers Relief Fund
www.texasaflcio.org/donate
The Texas AFL-CIO established a fund to provide emergency relief for workers and families.

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