I am cut/pasting an article from San Antonio Current magazine which had a good list of the organizations (with links) who are on the ground and providing all kinds of assistance to evacuees of this storm. Please read through them and consider making a monetary donation. We quilters, myself included, always want to send quilts to victims of a disaster. There will be a proper time for that, but in the meantime the needs are much more basic to survival of people and animals. People need food, diapers, pet food, and more. It is going to be a massive and monumental rescue, recovery, repair effort. Please donate money if you possibly can. These organizations know how to make a dollar go a lot further than you or I can due to their strategic relationships with other organizations and businesses. The money allows them to prioritize what they need and get the services and goods required. Thank you for reading this. xoxo Leslie
PS-At the bottom of the list are drop-off points in the city of San Antonio for items. Also: I have been in contact with the people at the Animal Defense League (listed below) and they are not only looking for fosters but pet food and other supplies. If you are local and you can help with any of those things it would be much-appreciated. Thanks.
With hurricane and flood damage devastating Houston, Corpus Christi, Port Aransas and other cities along the gulf coast, several Texans are wondering how they can help communities that have been effected the most. Here's a list of organizations asking for volunteers and donations: