How to Help Families Impacted by Hurricane Laura in Southeast Texas and Southwest Louisiana
Our neighbors to the East suffered significant damage due to Hurricane Laura. We are helping our fellow Catholic Charities agencies in the affected areas as much as possible. As we determine what the needs are and how we can help, we will post updates here and on our Facebook page.
Make a Gift
- Donate to Catholic Charities of Southwest Louisiana
- Donate to Catholic Charities of Southeast Texas
- Make a monetary gift or in-kind gift, or host a drive: Catholic Charities of Acadiana
- Amazon Charity Wish List – Catholic Charities of Acadiana
Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston is accepting donations of water to deliver to the Catholic Charities agencies in Southeast Texas and Southwest Louisiana. To donate water, you can visit the Catholic Charities warehouse Monday through Friday, between 9:00 a.m. and 1 p.m. at the following address:
1000 S Loop W, Suite 150
Houston, TX 77054
Catholic Charities is committed to providing Disaster Response and Disaster Recovery services to individuals and families dealing with the aftermath of natural disasters. We provide response coordination and short-term and long-term recovery services in collaboration with other area disaster relief agencies, elected officials, parishes, volunteers and others.
Impacted by disaster and need help?
Catholic Charities is accepting requests for assistance from people impacted by disaster in our region. All requests for assistance must be completed online at this time. If you need additional assistance, please call our main number at 713-526-4611.
Mental Health Support
Speak to a counselor by calling us at 713.874.6590, or complete the online intake form to request a phone appointment.
COVID Food Distribution
Catholic Charities is distributing food at our regional food pantries in Houston, Fort Bend and Galveston.
How to Help
Your gift will allow Catholic Charities to immediately help families in need throughout the Galveston-Houston region by providing food, clothing, shelter and a network of supportive services to get them back on their feet.
Volunteers will be contacted separately with potential opportunities for service during this time. You can still complete the online applications to volunteer with us:
How we’re keeping our volunteers safe:
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the volunteer manager in your area:
Additional Information and Resources
Texas Emergency Helpline: Dial 2-1-1, or (877) 541-7905 or search online at 211texas.org
FEMA Assistance: www.disasterassistance.gov or call 1-(800) 621-3362.
- Texas Hurricane Center – Evacuation orders, information and resources
- City of Houston Emergency Operations Center
- Hurricane Laura Updates and Resources – readyharris.org
- City of Houston Disaster Recovery Information
- Call 713-274-3880 to report debris to the Harris County Debris hotline for unincorporated Harris County.
- Call 3-1-1 or call 713-837-0311 City of Houston helpline to report debris inside the City of Houston.
- Report any hazardous materials or contaminants to Harris County Pollution Control at 713-920-2831.
- Call Lone Star Legal Aid Disaster Hotline for disaster legal assistance at 866-659-0666.
- Crisis Clean Up Help – Crisis Clean Up may be available in your community. If you need assistance with mucking and gutting your home, call 1-800-451-1954 to register your home for volunteer support.
- SBP – FREE guides and resources to help disaster survivors navigate the complex recovery process, avoid costly mistakes and make informed decisions that lead to a faster recovery.
- Shelter: American Red Cross; call 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767)
Catholic Charities’ Disaster Recovery Program has resources, videos, checklists and information to help you prepare for a disaster.